Tag Archives: Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Cardiovascular Health in Old Age Associated With Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (NHS Choices / JAMA)

Summary Fresh evidence from France suggests that favourable cardiovascular health metrics – measured using the American Heart Association (AHA)’s Life’s Simple 7 Metrics tool – and higher cardiovascular health scores, are associated with a lower risk of developing dementia and … Continue reading

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Moderate Levels of Alcohol Consumption: An Unequivocal Public Health Message? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Meta-analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (2016)’s 694 data sources, plus 592 other studies, suggests strongly that alcohol consumption is a leading risk factor for disease burden worldwide. Alcohol consumption may account for … Continue reading

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Alcohol Consumption in Moderation Perhaps Not Too Harmful: Some Neuroprotective Benefits? (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Choices / Heart)

Summary New evidence suggests that moderate levels of alcohol consumption (drinking between 7 – 14 units of alcohol per week) results in a lower level of risk for developing dementia, when compared to the dementia risk for either heavy drinkers … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Decline in the Elderly: a Possible Risk Factor? (PLoS One)

Summary The following review explores the uncertain evidence for the possible relationship(s) between Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and increased risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly. Full Text Link Reference Assuncao, N. Sudo, FK. [and] Drummond, C. [et al] (2018). Metabolic … Continue reading

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What’s Good For the Heart is Good For the Brain (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) estimates that possibly a third of dementia cases could be improved through healthier lifestyle choices. Guidance on healthy lifestyles, to help reduce the risk of dementia, is to be given to patients via free NHS … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Associated With Loneliness / Absence of Close Relationships in Later Life (BBC News / Journals of Gerontology / Aging and Mental Health)

Summary Loneliness is increasingly mentioned in research as a potentially modifiable risk factor for dementia. Research based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing indicates that marriage and / or having close friends may help to protect individuals … Continue reading

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Maintaining Strength for Healthier Ageing (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part … Continue reading

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