Nearly half of all dementia cases in the U.S. may be linked to a dozen modifiable risk factors – most notably high blood pressure, obesity and physical inactivity, according to new research reported by the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings suggest a large portion of dementia cases could be prevented, especially among Black and Hispanic adults, who had the highest percentage of combined risk factors.
“There are things people can do that can raise or lower their individual risk” for dementia, said Mark Lee, a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He led the study presented Friday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health conference.
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I’m not overly surprised by that finding. I just hope it holds true. I’m only five years off from when my dad was diagnosed… if memory serves. Nice post, Tony.
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Thanks, and good luck. I have five cases in my family, on both sides. So far, I am clean.
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And knowing that you are, as active as you are, is inspiring… and a relief!