As life expectancies rise, so does the risk of dementia. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now studied how an active, non-smoking lifestyle can influence this correlation. The results, which are published in PLOS Medicine, suggest that good cardiovascular health gradually decreases the risk of dementia.
- PLOS Medicine press release, 15 December 2020.
- Read article on Karolinska Institutet’s website, 15 December 2020.
- Read Neuroscience article, 15 December 2020
“Cardiovascular health metrics from mid- to late-life and risk of dementia: A population-based cohort study in Finland”.
Yajun Liang, Tiia Ngandu, Tiina Laatikainen, Hilkka Soininen, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Miia Kivipelto, och Chengxuan Qiu.
PLOS Medicine, online 15 December 2020, doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1003474.