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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe on Lifestyle Tips to Enhance Brain Health

Jul 28
2015

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe on Lifestyle Tips to Enhance Brain Health View MoreBACK

On July 24th, US News and World Reports featured 2001 Beeson Scholar  Kristine Yaffe, M.D., in an article on lifestyle choices that help to protect the brain against age related cognitive decline.

The article reported that while promising drugs can take years to translate from the research laboratory to the clinician’s office, healthy lifestyle choices have been proven effective at lowering one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss  Dr. Yaffe particularly pointed to maintain good sleep habits and lifelong physical activity as means for optimizing brain health.  Read of all of the lifestyle tips here.

Kristine Yaffe, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology and the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine.

Extensive research has shown that good lifestyle habits are critical to healthy aging. To learn more visit our Healthy Aging portal on InfoAging.org here.





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