Poor cardio health is linked to poor cognitive function, study says

02/22/2011 | HealthDay News

A study of British middle-aged adults found that those who exhibited cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol and hypertension performed more poorly on cognitive-function tests than those with better cardiovascular health. Researchers noted that a 10% increase in the Framingham heart risk profile resulted in a 7.1% lower score on a memory test for women and a and 2.8% lower score for men.

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