Protect Your Heart for Your Brain’s Sake

Taking control of risk factors for heart disease can preserve brain health later in life.


Would you want to live a longer life if it meant developing cognitive disease or dementia? Probably not, but the likelihood this could happen increases every year. The rate of brain diseases is growing fast. Consider Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In 2017, around 3.7 million U.S. adults had AD: By 2060, that number is expected to reach 9.3 million. Over the past 10 years deaths from AD have risen twice as fast as deaths from heart disease.

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