Impact of a healthy lifestyle on risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • A higher healthy lifestyle behavior score was associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s dementia.

Why this matters

    Previous research has shown that individual lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s dementia; however, few studies have examined the combined effect of multiple lifestyle factors on this risk. Understanding the combined effect of multiple healthy lifestyle behaviors on the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia may help to delay the onset of disease.