Four Lifestyle Choices May Offset Risk of Cognitive Decline


Source:  Psychology Today

Author:  Christopher Bergland


Healthy lifestyle behaviors may offset someone’s genetic risk of dementiaaccording to a new study, “Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk With Incidence of Dementia,” published in JAMA and presented on July 14 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles. This study was spearheaded by scientists at the University of Exeter in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of South Australia, and the University of Michigan.

After analyzing data from 196,383 adults (60+ years old) of European ancestry from the UK Biobank, the international team of researchers concluded that participants with a high genetic risk for dementia who lived a healthy lifestyle had a 32 percent lower risk of dementia than those who lived an unhealthy […]


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