Healthy Heart in 20's = Healthy Brain in 80's

TAKE CARE of your body in your 20's and REAP REWARDS LATER: prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia! HEALTHY HEART HEALTHY BRAIN

A new study found that individuals who maintained better cardiovascular health in young adulthood had higher brain volume in later adulthood. Brain volume loss, or shrinkage, has been associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

This is the first study to show that a young person's lifestyle reverberates down the years in ways that can help or harm the brain.

The brain is highly dependent on a healthy heart and circulatory system to work right, so it makes sense that heart-healthy living would result in a healthier brain, researchers say.

The new study appears July 19 in Neurology.