What’s Good For The Heart is Good For The Brain

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With an ever-growing older population, the prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is rising. These conditions have a profound impact on quality of life and experts are eager to identify how to prevent onset of cognitive decline. The brain is fundamentally difficult to study and much of its functions remain a mystery. However, data indicates that dietary and lifestyle factors that prevent heart disease also reduce the risk of diseases of the brain. The brain is a powerful organ that requires sufficient oxygen and nutrients. At any given moment, our brain holds around 20 percent of our total blood volume which verifies the need for a strong heart and healthy blood vessels.