Obesity is also a common problem in the United States. Research suggests that one in three Americans is obese. Obesity and overweight are linked to several factors that increase ones risk for heart disease including high blood lipids, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Arterial damage can lead to arterial blockages, which can lead to heart disease and heart attacks, strokes and dementia. Dementia is becoming an epidemic around the world. More studies will likely shed even more light on the connection between heart health and brain health. The bottom line is that it’s always a good idea to make positive changes to your lifestyle…at any age. Your heart, and perhaps your brain, will thank you for following the healthy rules.