A healthy lifestyle was associated with a lower risk for dementia, even among older adults with a high genetic risk, according to data simultaneously published in JAMA and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
“We know from previous research that both genes and lifestyle are associated with dementia risk. However, this is the first study to investigate whether healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for dementia,” Elżbieta Kuzma, PhD, from the University of Exeter Medical School, U.K., told Healio Psychiatry.
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