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How Heart Health Affects Brain Health

Feb 3, 2022 by

The American Heart Association’s 2022 update to the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics put emphasis on the bidirectional relationship between heart and brain health. For example, damage to the heart and blood vessels can increase a person’s risk of stroke and dementia. If you’re concerned about dementia, health experts agree that it’s worth modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.