MONDAY, April 25, 2022
Amassing these danger components at a quicker tempo boosts your danger for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, in accordance with findings revealed on-line April 20 within the journal Neurology.
“Our examine means that having an accelerated danger of cardiovascular disease, rapidly accumulating extra danger components like high blood pressure and obesity, is predictive of dementia danger and related to the emergence of reminiscence decline,” stated examine creator Bryn Farnsworth von Cederwald, of Umeå College in Sweden.
“Consequently, earlier interventions with individuals who have accelerated cardiovascular dangers may very well be an efficient approach to assist forestall additional reminiscence decline sooner or later,” he stated in a journal information launch.
The examine included greater than 1,200 individuals (common age: 55) who didn’t have heart or reminiscence issues on the outset and had been adopted for as much as 25 years.
On the outset, contributors’ common 10-year danger of heart disease was between 17% and 23%. As time went on, heart disease danger remained secure in 22% of contributors, elevated reasonably in 60%, and rose quickly in 18%.
In comparison with these with a secure heart disease danger, these with an accelerated danger had been three to 6 occasions extra more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, three to 4 occasions extra more likely to develop vascular dementia, and as much as 1.4 occasions extra more likely to have reminiscence decline, the study discovered.
“A number of danger components had been elevated in individuals with an accelerated danger, indicating that such acceleration might come from an accumulation of harm from a mix of danger components over time,” Farnsworth von Cederwald stated.
“Subsequently,” he added, “you will need to decide and deal with all danger components in every particular person, reminiscent of reducing high blood pressure, stopping smoking and lowering BMI, slightly than simply deal with particular person danger components in an effort to stop or sluggish dementia.”
SOURCE: Neurology, information launch, April 20, 2022
By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
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