Smoking, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, And Obesity Each Linked To Unhealthy Brains

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, And Obesity Each Linked To Unhealthy Brains

Source: Medical Express

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity, and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal today. The study examined the associations between seven vascular risk factors and differences in the structures of parts of the brain. The strongest links were with areas of the brain known to be responsible for our more complex thinking skills, and which deteriorate during the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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