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Cardiovascular Risks May Be Worse for Women’s Cognition in Middle Age

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Although middle-aged men are more likely to have cardiovascular conditions, such as heart disease and stroke, as well as risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking than middle-aged women, the negative impact of most of these conditions on women’s’ memory and thinking skills is higher, new study results show.

“Our results show that midlife cardiovascular conditions and risk factors were associated with midlife cognitive decline, but the association is stronger for women,” Michelle Mielke, PhD, the study author from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a member of the American Academy ...