Congenital Heart Disease Increases Dementia Risk

John E. Hall, PhD

A recent study published in Circulation indicates that people with congenital heart disease showed an elevated risk for dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, compared with the general population. A press release published by Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark stated: “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects have a higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood […]

Stroke & Dementia Risk Grows with Intake of Artificial Sweeteners

Diet sodas are gaining negative attention yet again, and for good reason. A recent study found that consuming a daily can of sugar-free soda is associated with higher risks of suffering a stroke or developing dementia. Heavily sugared drinks already had a bad rap for causing a myriad of health issues such as weight gain, […]

Heart Disease: Linked to Dementia

A recent NIH-funded study suggests that middle-aged people with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and stroke, are more likely to develop dementia in old age than people without vascular risk factors. The study, published in JAMA Neurology, included factors like diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. “With an aging population, dementia is […]