Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life

http://ift.tt/2lCA4fT Heart disease risk factors in middle age were associated with an increased risk of dementia in later years. Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle age raising the risk almost as much as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Some risk factors had a different impact in black and white participants, while genetics and smoking had a greater impact in whites.

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