Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Midlife heart risk factors linked to later dementia

"The things that are bad for your heart in the middle years of life - high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes - are bad for your brain in later years, new research indicates. High cholesterol levels in midlife were associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia many years later, according to scientists in California and Finland, who tracked almost 10,000 men and women for four decades" - HealthDay News

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