Nearly One-Third Of Dementia Cases Preventable Based On Lifestyle Factors

The Washington Post (7/20, Bahrampour) reports a study presented on Thursday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London found that nearly one-third of the world’s dementia cases are preventable through managing “factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person’s lifetime.” Researchers found that controlling the factors could reduce one’s risk of developing dementia by 35 percent.

Reuters (7/20, Kelland) reports the “wide-ranging analysis” detected nine “particularly important” risk factors, namely “staying in education beyond age 15, reducing high blood pressure, obesity and hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes in later life.”

The Guardian (UK) (7/20, Davis) also reports.

Related Links:

— “Healthier living could reduce worldwide dementia by a third, report says,” Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, July 20, 2017.

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