American Heart Association gives 7 measures to keep Brain Healthy at any Age

A new consultive from the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association framework gives seven measures to keep our brain healthy as per our age and to reduce the risk of Dementia(Brain disease which decreases the ability to remember and think that is high enough to alter a person’s daily activities).

Measures to Keep Brain Healthy

As time passes, our arteries contribute to getting blocked with some toxins and fat deposits. This process carries the name of atherosclerosis (is a disease which builds fat inside arteries), and it is a risk aspect for circumstances such as chest pain, kidney disease and heart disease. At times, atherosclerosis can cause heart strokes and attacks.

Dr Philip Goreclick, professor of Molecular Medicine and Translational Science and a vascular neurologist, sums up the data, saying:

“Research summarized in the advisory convincingly demonstrates that the same risk factors that cause atherosclerosis are also major contributors to late-life cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. By following seven simple steps […] not only can we prevent heart attacks and stroke, we may also be able to prevent cognitive impairment.”

To assemble the advisory, the scientist implements a meta inquiry of 182 scientific hunts. In this analysis, the advisors watched for the factors that could be modified, measured and monitored. Dr Philip and co-workers find the seven metrics that they trust can preserve brain health at maximum levels. Three of these are “optimal health factors”, and four are “optimal health behaviours”.

  • The suggested optimal health behaviours are: having a healthy weight, ensuring a healthy diet, not smoking and keeping high levels of physical activities.
  • The recommended optimal health factors include maintaining a cholesterol level lower 200mg/dL, controlling blood sugar levels lower 100 milligrams per decilitre and owning BP levels under 120/80 mm/Hg (millimetres of mercury).

American Stroke Association/American Heart Association gives these seven measures:

  1. Managing blood pressure
  2. Keep cholesterol level low
  3. Have normal blood sugar levels.
  4. Maintain proper weight
  5. Quit smoking
  6. Have a healthy diet
  7. Keep regular Exercise.

Maintaining cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure at ideal levels is necessary because when it does not maintain well may lead to difficulties which can cause blood clots and atherosclerosis.


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