This Week In Wellness

TWIW 23: Heart health linked to dementia

Episode 23
19, Aug, 2019
}4 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness a study in the British Medical Journal has found that good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life.

The American Heart Association’s “Life Simple 7” cardiovascular health score, initially designed for cardiovascular disease, has been put forward as a potential tool for preventing dementia. It aims to monitor 7 risk factors for heart health. smoking, diet, physical activity, BMI, fasting glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. Dementia is a progressive disease that can start to develop 25 years before any symptoms develop so this study was designed to measure the cardiovascular health score at 50 and see if there is any correlation with dementia over the next 25 years.

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