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2006-08-03 07:11:05

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of...

2006-08-03 03:05:03

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of...

2006-08-02 18:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- As with heart disease and other illnesses, lifestyle factors are key to preventing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Swedish researchers said on Thursday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified risk predictors in middle age that could help to identify people more likely to suffer dementia in later life. They include education, raised blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, obesity and lack of exercise, which...

2006-03-14 09:55:00

CHICAGO -- Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday. Whether there is a true cause and effect relationship needs further study, said the report from Maryland-based Khachaturian and Associates. The study looked at 3,297 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah, who were examined between 1995 and 1997, and later given follow-up examinations beginning in 1998. While all hypertension...

2006-03-14 09:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Medications used to combat high blood pressure appear to be linked to a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on Monday. Whether there is a true cause and effect relationship needs further study, said the report from Maryland-based Khachaturian and Associates. The study looked at 3,297 elderly residents of Cache County, Utah, who were examined between 1995 and 1997, and later given follow-up examinations beginning in 1998. While all...

2006-03-02 09:35:34

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is growing evidence that what's good for the heart is also a boon for the aging brain, according to a new research review. In a survey of 26 large studies of older adults, an expert panel found that certain heart-health factors -- like high blood pressure, diabetes and exercise habits -- appeared key to study participants' cognitive function as well. Cognitive function refers to a person's ability to learn, reason and remember, for...

2006-01-16 16:19:19

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Routine exercise, even as simple as a 15-minute walk three times a week, can help ward off dementia and related conditions among those 65 and older, according to a study published on Monday. Exercise may help by improving brain function since it boosts blood flow to areas of the brain used for memory, according to the chief author of the study, Eric Larson, director of the Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies in Seattle. "Earlier research has shown...

2006-01-11 20:06:58

By Michelle Rizzo NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pulse pressure in middle age is not independently associated with the development of dementia later in life, according to findings from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. As earlier studies have found, the blood pressure component that most strongly predicts dementia is midlife systolic blood pressure, the top number of a blood pressure reading. Dr. Lenore J. Launer, from the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues...

2005-10-03 22:40:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising in middle age not only keeps the weight down and the heart healthy but can also cut the risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, particularly in high risk people, Swedish researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that people in mid-life who exercised at least twice a week had about a 60 percent lower risk of suffering from dementia than more sedentary people. "This is the first study to show...

2005-10-03 18:06:18

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising in middle age not only keeps the weight down and the heart healthy but can also cut the risk of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, particularly in high risk people, Swedish researchers said on Monday. Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that people in mid-life who exercised at least twice a week had about a 60 percent lower risk of suffering from dementia than more sedentary people. "This is the first study to show...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.