Having good oral hygiene and lowering your body’s inflammation might play a bigger role than you think.
In this edition of Alzheimer’s Research News You Can Use, we discuss how these two habits are tied to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
In our first article, researchers found that those who died from Alzheimer’s disease had a bacterium linked to gum disease, surmising that good dental health can lead to good brain health. To reduce your risk be sure to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist at least once a year.
In our second article, read about how researchers followed over 12,000 men and women with an average age of 57 for over two decades and found that men and women who had a high level of inflammatory blood markers had a greater decline in thinking and memory skills. To help relieve chronic inflammation, be sure to exercise regularly, eat a heart-healthy diet, and get adequate sleep.
To learn more about the aforementioned research, please read the expert-reviewed articles and for more information about Alzheimer’s; please visit our website at www.alzinfo.org.
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