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The Risk Factors For Heart Disease Also Predict Dementia

Lots of research has laid out the ties between the heart and the brain, from how exercise and nutrition affect both organs similarly to how they're similarly affected by stress and depression. And we know that heart disease and brain disease often go hand in hand.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
There is an inflammatory continuum from diabetes to heart disease to Alzheimer’s. It is just inflammation striking different organs at different times.  However, prior to diabetes you start with weight gain going to metabolic syndrome to fatty liver and then to type 2 diabetes.  After reaching diabetes, the rate of acceleration to heart disease and Alzheimer’s significantly increases.  Your best defense to reduce the likelihood of progression to each disease is following an anti-inflammatory diet for lifetime.

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