A healthy heart can help prevent Alzheimer's disease, reveals a new study.
According to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, poor heart function could be major risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period.
Over the study period, 32 participants developed dementia, including 26 cases of Alzheimer's disease. Compared to normal cardiac index, individuals with clinically low cardiac index had a higher relative risk of dementia.
The study is published in Circulation.