New Guidelines Could Reduce your Risk for Dementia

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Some three million Americans each year are diagnosed with a form of dementia.

It’s a condition that can be managed, but not cured.

But, what if you found out you could reduce your risk of developing dementia?

The world health organization thinks they may know how.

As one expert puts it, ‘What’s good for your heart is probably good for your brain too.’

The main takeaways in the new guidelines are to exercise more and maintain a healthy diet, with emphasis on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet: simple plant-based cooking, little meat and heavy use of olive oil.

The world health organization also recommends staying away from tobacco, limiting your alcohol intake, and, maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

While there is no cure for dementia, there is hope that having better overall health could help prevent it.

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