First ever WHO guidelines to navigate dementia risks

Health

What if you found out you could reduce your risk of developing dementia?
The World Health Organization thinks they may know how.

This week, the WHO released it’s first ever set of recommendations to reduce the global risk of the debilitating disease.

The main take-aways in the guidelines are to exercise more and maintain a healthy diet.

Related: Study: Lowering blood pressure may reduce risk of dementia

With emphasis on the benefits of the mediterranean diet – simple plant-based cooking, little meat and heavy use of olive oil.

The World Health Organization also recommends;

  • Staying away from tobacco
  • Limiting your alcohol content
  • Maintaining a healthy blood pressure

According to the WHO, there are ten million new cases of dementia diagnosed each year. And that is expected to triple by 2050.

While there is no cure for dementia, there is hope that having better overall health could help prevent it.

As one expert puts it, what’s good for your heart is probably good for your brain too.

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