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How Heart Health Now Can Reduce Dementia Risk Later

How Heart Health Now Can Reduce Dementia Risk Later

How Heart Health Now Can Reduce Dementia Risk Later

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other cardiovascular health issues may increase risk for dementia in later years. That’s the finding from a recent study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

“This study supports the importance of controlling vascular risk factors like high blood pressure early in life in an effort to prevent dementia as we age,” said Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, director of NINDS. “What's good for the heart is good for the brain.”