Risks: Heart Risks May Hasten Mental Decline

By Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times

Cardiovascular risk factors in middle age are associated with brain deterioration and a decline in mental function later in life, a new report has found.

In a study published online last week in Neurology, scientists at the University of California, Davis, examined 1,352 men and women, ages 45 to 63, and recorded the group’s rates of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and other risks.


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