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State Researchers Link Heart, Alzheimer's Diseases

Aug 11, 2015
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A group of Indiana researchers is finding evidence that better treatment of cardiovascular disease could reduce the chance of a person developing Alzheimer’s.

Researchers at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis compared the rates of Alzheimer’s in Nigerians and African Americans over 20 years.

In 1991, African Americans were twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s as their Nigerian counterparts. Researchers attributed the disparity to genetics.

But 20 years later, the two groups experienced nearly the same rate of Alzheimer’s disease.

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According the Centers for Disease Control, about 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year.

A new effort by the American Heart Association encourages people to seek medical attention at the first sign of a heart attack.

The non-profit says quick medical intervention after a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.   

February is National Hearth Health Month. Anna Busenburg, clinical dietician with Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Health, shares some information on taking care of your heart.

You may contact Anna with questions at (765) 502-4232.

February is National Heart Health Month

Feb 13, 2012

February is National Heart Month, a time to put more of a focus on that important muscle. It’s just the size of your fist, but it’s responsible for pumping 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body every day.

Anna Busenburg is a clinical dietician with Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Health in Lafayette. She says awareness is important, so you’re not among the 25% of Americans who die from heart disease.

 

Top 10 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

February is National Heart Health Month

Feb 9, 2012

The month of February is associated with Valentine’s Day and there are hearts everywhere this time of year, but how often do you think about your own heart health?

Anna Busenburg is a clinical dietician with Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Health in Lafayette. She says with February being National Heart Month, you need to be reminded to love your heart!

American Heart Association

Heart Disease Facts