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Genetic susceptibility to dementia could be mitigated by lifestyle changes

Carriers of the APOE4 gene are at risk at Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia. However, the two year long FINGER trial has shown that enhanced lifestyle counselling and modification could help mitigate this risk. This enhanced counselling involved counselling for nutrition, physical and cognitive exercises and also advice on managing risk for cardiovascular diseases. This is encouraging for many individuals since it also emphasizes the critical importance of early preventive strategies which target several risk factors at the same time.

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