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May 4, 2015

Seven key risk factors have been identified for which there is consistent evidence of an association with the disease, namely: diabetes, midlife hypertension, midlife obesity, physical inactivity, depression, smoking, and low educational attainment.  A recent study has been done and authors write that: “around a third of Alzheimer’s diseases cases worldwide might be attributable to these potentially modifiable risk factors.  Reducing these risk factors could lead to a decrease by 8.5% corresponding to 9 million cases.

Here is the link to the entire article:

Role of Lifestyle and Alzheimer’s Disease

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC

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