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Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn

(HealthDay News) Experts are warning that clogged arteries can do more than contribute to heart disease. They can also affect blood flow to the brain and cause dementia.
Signs of dementia include problems with thinking, reasoning and memory, a group of symptoms commonly called "cognitive impairment," according to information in a news release from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association…
[Dr. Philip B.] Gorelick suggested that people may be able to reduce the risk of dementia by taking the same steps they would take to lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, including eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in physical activity…
Some other steps people can take that might help reduce their risk of dementia include quitting smoking and controlling other factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and abnormal blood sugar.
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