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A Healthy Heart Keeps the Brain Sharp

New research shows a wholesome lifestyle can prevent cognitive decline

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RRevealing just how connected the heart and mind are, a new study finds poor health at age 50 — on measures like physical activity, diet, and blood pressure — is linked to more than double the risk of dementia decades later. The result builds on other research showing that healthy…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.