Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).Read also:Hues of purple on plate for healthy life
According to a study:
- Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.
- In addition,can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked.
- This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes.
- The study, convincingly demonstrates that the same risk factors that cause atherosclerosis.
- Furthermore,are also major contributors to late-life cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
- If current trends persist, nearly 75 million people worldwide could have dementia by 2030, the study revealed.
- Thus, the advisory by AHA outlined a set of seven health factors to define
- And promote cardiovascular wellness, which may also help foster ideal brain health in adults.
- The health factors termed as "Life's Simple 7 programme" urge individuals to manage blood pressure.
- In addition,control cholesterol, keep blood sugar normal, get physically active, eat a healthy diet, lose extra weight, do not start smoking or quit.
- By following Life's Simple 7 not only can we prevent heart attack and stroke.
- We may also be able to prevent cognitive impairment.
- The advisory, based on a review of 182 published scientific studies and published in the journal Stroke,stresses.
- In addition,the importance of taking steps to keep your brain healthy as early as possible.
- Because atherosclerosis can begin in childhood.Read also:A low-carb diet may be key to long life