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...

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The 13 factors that shape brain health

Mar 24, 2021 by

The American Heart Association has outlined a list of 13 crucial factors that affect the maintenance of cognitive abilities....

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Alzheimer’s Gene Risk Triggers Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier...

Jun 30, 2020 by

Although scientists have known for a while that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of Southern California recently discovered that the variant is also linked to damage to the blood-brain barrier....

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Blood Pressure Treatment May Keep Brain Healthy

Sep 11, 2019 by

Scientists from the Department of Diagnostic Medicine at the University of Texas at Austin have found that intensive blood pressure treatment in your 50s is linked to a lower chance of developing white matter lesions later in life....

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Brain health tied to vascular risk factors

Mar 18, 2019 by

A research team from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh has examined the role that vascular risk factors—such as smoking, obesity and hypertension—play in brain health....

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How does stress affect the brain?

Oct 20, 2018 by

New research from Harvard Medical School has found that people with high levels of blood cortisol (a hormone released in response to stress) had much poorer memory compared to people with normal levels. In addition, impaired memory was present...

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