Adolescent, young adult and middle-age Blacks with hypertension, diabetes and other cardiovascular conditions had significantly worse cognition in later life, researchers reported at the Alzheimer's Association annual meeting. A second study presented at the meeting showed higher odds of dementia among men and women who were overweight or obese at age 20, compared with normal weight peers, while a third study linked school attendance in states with poorer quality educational standards to accelerated memory and language decline in later life among Blacks.
Health, education in youth may affect odds of dementia
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