Avoid Smoking for Healthy Memory
Dec. 19, 2012
-- New research results revealed that excess weight and high blood pressure can affect memory power of individuals over 50. The research reports highlighted smoking as more effective effects on memory loss. King’s College London has organized the research and published the report in the journal Age and Ageing. It has found consistent association between lower score in memory power and smoking. Here, it is important to discuss about Dementia.
It is widely known factor that smoking is a vital reason for developing some type of cancer and heart related problems. The link of smoking to memory is recently identified and gaining support widely from experts. The new study adds weight to the evidence that smoking and high blood pressure are repeatedly linked who cause greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline as said by Dr. Simon Ridley from Alzheimer’s Research UK. These things widely increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The study results add more evidences to the statement.
Further Alzheimer’s Society has said that it is well known that smoking, high blood pressure, high BMI (body mass index) and high cholesterol level are bad for heart. The research results add big number of evidences in support of the statement that smoking is also bad for memory.
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