Healthy lifestyle in middle age linked to reduced dementia risk, according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet

16 December, 2020 in subject News
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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.

Publication

“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.