Modifying Heart Health May Boost Brain Health

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A timely article about how cardiovascular health can affect cognitive ability…

Modifying Heart Health May Boost Brain Health

by Roscoe Nicholson on June 18, 2014

The American Heart Association has released an assessment tool called Life’s Simple 7 that focuses on modifiable health behaviors, which can be used to promote cardiovascular health. Previously researchers have shown a relationship between cardiovascular problems and a greater risk of cognitive decline. In light of the earlier research, researchers wondered whether scores on Life’s Simple 7 could be associated with a greater risk of cognitive decline. If so, this association of decline with a tool focused on modifiable health behaviors could provide motivation for making lifestyle changes that will benefit the heart and brain.

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