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Physical inactivity tied to dementia in cardiometabolic disease patients

Published Date: 2019-04-29      Source: Kivimäki M, et al. BMJ. 2019;doi:10.1136/bmj.l1495.


Adults who were physically inactive had a similar likelihood of developing dementia as those who were physically active, but those who were physically inactive and developed cardiometabolic disease had a signal of elevated dementia risk, compared with those who didn't have cardiometabolic disease, researchers reported in The BMJ. The findings also associated physical inactivity with higher odds of incident diabetes and stroke.


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