Lifestyle Factors, Medical Problems May Impact Early-stage Cognition

Lifestyle Factors, Medical Problems May Impact Early-stage Cognition

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Lifestyle Factors, Medical Problems May Impact Early-stage Cognition

Lifestyle factors and co-existing medical conditions influence cognition in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, with physical exercise and cognitive stimulation shown to have a protective effect, a large study revealed. High blood pressure, diabetes, and psychiatric problems were found to have a negative impact on cognitive status, with diabetes shown to triple a patient’s risk of mild cognitive impairment. Meanwhile, metabolic variables — such as a patient’s levels of iron, vitamin B12,…

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