Dr. Farrer Interview with CNN: Fight Alzheimer’s in your mid-30s by tracking these warning signs
On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Dr. Lindsay Farrer interviewed with Sandee LaMotte from CNN, and discussed about the recent study published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, Farmingham Heart Study.
“What’s unique about the study is the large sample of individuals that are examined every four years or so, starting at age 35, and followed into the age when an Alzheimer’s diagnosis may occur,” Farrer said.
According to the Study, People 35 to 50 could lower their Alzheimer’s risk by 15.4% if they raised their high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, by 15 milligrams per deciliter. People between the ages of 51 and 60 who raised their HDL reduced their risk by 17.9%.
“The take-home message is that people who are in their 30s and early 40s need to have their lipids and blood sugar measured. That’s the only way you’ll detect any issues,” Farrer said.
“But many people that age feel they’re healthy and say, ‘Why do I need to see a doctor all the time?’ So it’s encouragement for people to start having regular checkups at that period of your life,” he added.
Find more information of the Interview here.