Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Framingham Heart Study Trend

Dementia is an umbrella term which includes several diseases or conditions which result in a common set of symptoms.  Alzheimer's is just one disease which results in dementia.  Dementia may also be a result of a stroke or heart failure.

An analysis of the Framingham Heart Study, a multi-decade study to identify factors for heart disease, indicates there has been a decrease in the incidence of dementia over a 30 year period.  This is an interesting analysis because it points to improved cardiovascular health leading to improved cognitive function.

Anything that reduces dementia is a good thing!

Good heart = good brain.
 

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