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High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife even levels considered only borderline elevated significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in F...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife - even levels considered only borderline elevated - significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente...

Men Who Get Active in Midlife Live Longer

Effect of adding exercise equals that of stopping smoking, experts say,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Men who start exercising when they are 50 can extend their life span by more than two years, Swedish researchers say. Their study found that exercising has the same benefi...

Being Single in Midlife Could Raise Risk for Dementia Later

But worrying about things could be protective, a second study suggests WEDNESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- If you are single and in your 40s, it might be a healthy idea to get hitched. A new Scandinavian study found unmarried middle-aged people are more likely to develop cognitiv...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia

Overweight and obese individuals with large bellies have double or triple the risk of dementia OAKLAND, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- People in their 40s with larger stomachs have a higher risk for dementia when they reach their 70s, according to a study published in...

Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- New research from the University of Chicago may help clear up some of the mysteries of Huntington's disease, including why it affects the nervous system only during adulthood. An i...

Obesity at Midlife and the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease

Vascular risk factors are known to play a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). However, little is known about the effect of body mass index and clustering of vascular risk factors on the development of dementia//. Recently a study, published in the October issu...

Could Midlife Alcohol Drinking Lead To Dementia ?

Some studies suggest heavy drinking increases the risk of dementia , some find light to moderate drinking may protect against the condition, // and others still find no association at all. In a study carried out among around 1,000 men and women between the ages of 65 and 79 who were followed ove...

Keys to Good Health in Old Age Begins in Midlife

Middle aged men who would like to grow old in good health should have strong grip, not overweight, a good education, and a wife, according to a recent study.// A 40-year study of nearly 6000 Japanese-American men living in the US state of Hawaii revealed nine factors that were good predictors o...

Midlife Heart Risk Factors Linked to Later Dementia

... research indicates. High cholesterol levels in midlife were associated with an increased risk of Alzheime...eimer's disease started to go up." For those in midlife with borderline-high readings between 200 mg/dl an...velop dementia. However, there was no link between midlife obesity and later dementia. The idea behind the...

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Midlife in Medical Technology

ActiveSight and CHDI Leverage Fragment-Based Lead Discovery for Huntington Disease Therapies

...sults in emotional disturbance, loss of intellectual faculties and uncontrolled movements. Most people with Huntington Disease develop the symptoms at midlife but in some people onset occurs in infancy or old age. The average survival time after onset is approximately fifteen to twenty years. It is estimated...
Midlife in Biological News

Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting

...y behaviors, found a study by researchers from Indiana University and Arizona State University. As the U.S. population continues to age, more and more midlife adults find themselves similarly "sandwiched," leading the research team to conclude that "encouraging healthy behaviors among caregivers has the pote...

High cholesterol in your 40s increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

...-and-a-quarter times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. "High mid-life cholesterol increased the risk of Alzheimer's disease regardless of midlife diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and late-life stroke," said Solomon. Solomon says conclusions regarding high mid-life cholesterol a...

MIT research holds promise for Huntington's treatment

...ative disorder that now afflicts 30,000 Americans, with another 150,000 at risk. The fatal disease, which is genetically inherited, usually strikes in midlife and causes uncontrolled movements, loss of cognitive function and emotional disturbance. "There are now some drugs that can help with the symptoms,...
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