MedPage Today (5/25, George) reports, “Midlife scores on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 – an assessment of physical activity, diet, obesity, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar – were tied to dementia risk later in life, even in people at high genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” investigators concluded in findings published online in the journal Neurology. The study revealed that “across genetic risk profiles, higher midlife scores on Life’s Simple 7…were largely associated with reduced incident dementia. SOURCE: APA Headlines)