Newly published research by Dr. Kenneth Langa

“Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk with Incidence of Dementia” was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Kenneth Langa, an affiliated faculty member of our Center, is an investigator on the study that led to this publication’s findings. After studying nearly 200,000 participants with an average age of 64 over an average of eight years, the study discerned the following findings: Among older adults without cognitive impairment or dementia, both an unfavorable lifestyle and high genetic risk were significantly associated with higher dementia risk. A favorable lifestyle was associated with a lower dementia risk among participants with high genetic risk. The full article can be viewed here.