March 25, 2018

Exercise at Middle Age Reduces Risk for Dementia

Is a healthy heart linked to a healthy brain? New research from Sweden suggests that it is. In a study reported early this month in the journal Neurology, researchers found that women with higher cardiovascular fitness at midlife were less likely to develop dementia later in life. The research team followed 191 women over the course of 44 years, from 1968 to 2012. Among women who had the lowest cardiovascular