Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

Adopting seven healthy habits can lower the risk of dementia by up to 43 per cent, even in people genetically predisposed to developing it, research has found.

Those who are active, eat well, lose weight, do not smoke, and keep their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control are up to 43 per cent less likely to develop the condition.

However, it was not previously clear whether those habits were still helpful in people whose genes put them at higher risk. “The good news is that even for people who are at the highest genetic risk, living this same healthier lifestyle [is likely to] lower risk of dementia,” said the study’s author, Dr Adrienne Tin from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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