AHA News: Improving Heart Health at Midlife and Beyond Could Lower Future Risk of Stroke, Dementia

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2023 (American Heart Association News) -- Good heart health promotes better brain health and can help reduce the risk for stroke and dementia. But is it ever too late to make a difference? New research suggests the answer is "no."

The study, to be presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Dallas, found that improving heart health in midlife and beyond was associated with a lower prevalence of stroke and dementia risk factors around two decades later. The findings are considered preliminary until full results are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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