In the U.S., 40 Percent of All-Cause Dementia Is Preventable | ALZFORUM

In the July 6 JAMA Open, researchers led by Mark Lee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, attributed 41 percent of dementia cases to 12 modifiable lifestyle factors. Obesity, high blood pressure, and lack of exercise accounted for the lion’s share. The percentage of preventable dementia cases was higher among black and Hispanic than among Caucasian and Asian Americans. “These findings can guide prevention efforts by highlighting the risk factors most consequential for U.S. dementia cases,” Lee wrote to Alzforum.

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