Better Heart Health Tied to Better Cognition

June 11, 2014 8:01 PM

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Better cardiovascular health was associated with a lower likelihood of developing cognitive impairment in both black and white individuals, an analysis of the REGARDS study showed.

Compared with those who had poor cardiovascular health defined by the American Heart Association's (AHA's) Life's Simple 7, the odds of impaired cognition were lower in those with intermediate scores (OR 0.65, 95% CI 0.52-0.81) and high scores (0.63, 95% CI 0.51-0.79), according to Evan Thacker, PhD...

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