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'Strong evidence': The common condition millions live with in UK that raises dementia risk


Within these, there were what they referred to as “Class I” suggestions to target 19 different factors.

Nearly two-thirds of these suggestions would involve targeting vascular risk factors (such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels) and lifestyle, strengthening the importance of keeping healthy to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Ten of the suggestions included receiving as much education as possible in early life, participating in mentally stimulating activities such as reading, avoiding diabetes, stress, depression, head trauma, and high blood pressure in midlife.

According to the BMJ, a further nine suggestions had “slightly weaker evidence” to support them and included regular physical exercise, getting sufficient good quality sleep, maintaining a healthy body weight and good heart health in later life, avoiding smoking, and including vitamin C in the diet.





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