Causes & Risk Factors for Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

No lifestyle factor has yet been identified which may either be causing or reducing risk of a percent developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, some evidence is found to suggest that risk of heart disease including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, lack of exercise, poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, diets which are lacking in fruits & vegetables may be contributing towards development of Alzheimer’s disease. Other risk factors which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease include age, family history & genetics, gender, Down syndrome, mild cognitive impairment & past head trauma. Though cure for this disease is difficult, it can be effectively controlled with Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

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