Alzheimer disease prevention: “What is good for your heart is good for your brain”

Article by;Christopher M. Filley MD in Neurology Clinical Practice From the paper “Cerebrovascular disease The most convincingly supported environmental factors that influence the risk of AD involve those that predict cerebrovascular disease: hypertension diabetes obesity hyperlipidemia metabolic syndrome unhealthy diet smoking and physical inactivity.289 Neurologists are well aware of the importance of these factors in the etiopathogenesis of ischemic heart disease stroke and vascular dementia but recent findings have steadily supported their effect on AD risk as well.289 The statement that “what is good for the heart is good for the brain” can now be made with additional enthusiasm.”