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Keep a Healthy Heart for a Fit Brain

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on May 23, 2013

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People with heart disease are at higher risk for cognitive impairment, providing more evidence of the interconnection between our physical and mental health. Mayo Clinic researchers found that in a study of more than 2,719 people aged 70–89, those with heart disease—especially women—were more likely to experience mild cognitive impairment, exemplified by problems with language, thinking and judgment.

Study findings appeared in JAMA Neurology (2013; doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.607).

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA’s mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author base...

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