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Healthy living lowers chances of dementia even if genetic risk is high

Healthy living lowers chances of dementia even if genetic risk is high

Eating well can help lower the risk of dementiaDreamer Company/Getty By Adam VaughanPursuing a healthier lifestyle reduces your chance of developing dementia whatever your genetic risk of being affected by the condition, according to new research. “In a sense we [already] knew what is good for the heart seems to be good for the head,”…


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Eating well can help lower the risk of dementia

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Pursuing a healthier lifestyle reduces your chance of developing dementia whatever your genetic risk of being affected by the condition, according to new research.

“In a sense we [already] knew what is good for the heart seems to be good for the head,” says David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter. “But that seems to be the case regardless of genetics.”

The new research should encourage people not to be fatalistic if they have, say, a family history of dementia. “One of the concerns is if …

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