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Recent studies suggest that what's good for keeping the heart healthy is also good for your brain. When your arteries are clogged oxygen has to work harder to feed your brain, leaving you feeling foggy and forgetful. The effects of heart disease and diabetes can take a toll on what's happening to the blood vessels trying to help keep your brain healthy. The result is that you could be headed for dementia, which could lead to Alzheimer's disease.

What all this points to is the increasing importance of diet and exercise in an overall program of healthier living. Prevention.com  reminds us that maintaining a healthy weight, eating less fat and getting more fiber are three thing you can do to help curtail the onset of diabetes. And, remember, what's good for your heart, is good for your head.

Do you understand all the risk factors associated with diabetes?

 

Posted: 3/13/08