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Is Alzheimer’s Linked to Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Cholesterol?

admin - December 11, 2012

In 2012, 1 in 8 older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, 5.4 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This disease impacts loved ones and families all over the world and researchers continue to strive for more preventive answers.

In this HealthDay TV video, explore one study that linked high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol with the development of Alzheimer’s disease. View the video to discover what researchers are uncovering and learn how to keep your mind in the best shape possible. Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s

Here is the audio text to the video:

“As you get older, taking good care of your body may help keep your mind in better shape. Hi, I’m Dr. Cindy Haines, host of HealthDay TV.

As the huge crowd of baby boomers gets older, researchers are trying hard to find ways to protect them from Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, Chinese researchers looked at whether treating other health problems may help.

They included 837 people who had mild problems with their mental ability. This condition, called mild cognitive impairment, raises people’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s. The researchers checked in with the participants every year for five years. They found that people with high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. However, if they received treatment for these conditions, they lowered their risk.

According to the researchers, these results show that people with mild cognitive impairment may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease if they start taking care of these kinds of health problems early.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news the doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”



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