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Healthy lifestyle linked to better cognition in elderly

Healthy lifestyle linked to better cognition in elderly

Researchers from China’s Duke Kunshan University have found that a healthier lifestyle is associated with a lower risk of cognitive impairment in adults aged 80 years and older, even in cases where a person carries a genetic risk of dementia.

The APOE gene comes in several different forms, and people with a form known as APOE ε4 have an increased risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Previous research has also linked cognitive function to lifestyle factors, such as smoking, exercise and diet. However, it has been unclear whether the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are affected by APOE

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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Cognition for Older Adults, Regardless of Genetic Risk

The study authors sought to evaluate whether the link between lifestyle and cognition varies by APOE genotype among the elderly.

A study of adults 80 years and older indicates that a healthier lifestyle may help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment regardless of whether a person carries a particular form of the gene APOE, according to a study by PLOS Medicine.1

The study authors sought to evaluate whether the link between lifestyle and cognition varies by APOE genotype among the elderly. Previous research has linked both cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease, but it has been unclear whether

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