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Listen even if -- battle all week we can make it better because it's time for Sunday house call and joining us this morning doctor Marc Siegel associate professor of medicine at NYU's -- -- medical center author of the -- calls.
Unlocking the secret code of sickness and health and affidavit somebody's vice chairman of the department of urology and chief of robotics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Doctors always there to see you every Sunday morning and -- the same time.
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I mean look to transform America and -- yesterday and we want to focus -- really pay attention we have some good information today wearing them tractors back from San Diego goes -- outstanding guys are great meeting time trying to stay younger and this is new study -- start talking about we know there's a link now between the heart.
And our brain will it turns out those factors that help.
Raised the risk of heart disease they say console negatively affect our brain function doctor -- what does this mean.
In a word we -- about cholesterol and that sort of thing.
I think this is a very important start here this is out -- the Netherlands and looked -- over 3700 patients we already know that people with heart disease.
Have as they get very old they have a problem with what's called cognitive impairment -- what's cognition that's thinking.
Reasoning learning language memory okay.
That's what we already know but this study looked at people that didn't yet have heart disease they had to risk factors they had some of the ones you mentioned high cholesterol.
Diabetes high blood pressure number one they look that was smoking.
And they found that young people beginning at the age of 35 were already starting to do less to do more poorly.
All on these -- for thinking that I just mentioned.
If they had those heart risk factors high blood pressure diabetes smoking.
They found the people that smoke up to fifteen cigarette today did you put two points less on this test.
More than sixteen cigarette today three points -- now why.
I don't think it's due to blood floated the -- I think it's due to the fact that the blood vessels in the brain.
-- very similar to the blood vessels that lead to the heart I think we're looking -- arteries here.
And that as they get clogged up.
Or as they get diabetes let's say they don't function as well cigarette smoking -- that we have to do another study.
Where we look at literally look at those brain vessels but I think that's what it is what if you don't smoke.
And you have these risk factors anyway.
Well if you don't smoke and you have these restarts -- you can do a lot to control.
You get your sugar under control you can exercise you can eat right the stuff we talk about every week on the show here that you get under control that some -- what do I do for going to the doctor and I'm concerned that.
This is happening.
Well what's happening to you -- you for getting things say is your memory going down is it but progressive thing is -- family his serve dementia.
Are you forgetting where you left your keys to the doctor has to -- and so what he needs to do is.
We he knows that's what's not good for the heart is also not good for the -- we also know that as your stomach gets figure you don't have that problem but as we get the more obese.
Did it the brain almost shrinks because your hippocampus a memory center doesn't function as well and I think a lot of those risk factors we talked about.
Obesity blood pressure diabetes cholesterol all of those are risk factors smoking came up on top of the pyramid you know why because as mark mentioned.
You would have visit -- of blood vessels don't bring in off blood to the brain now.
When you talk about the risk factor of Korea artery disease right those those arteries to the heart are small.
Think about the arteries in the brain -- even smaller because there's not enough room so it's -- same systemic problem so.
How do you take care of this -- your doctor says Eric you're in trouble we're gonna take care of this.
Besides -- -- sugar and all of this stuff that we so let's talk about.
That's who would talk about fountain of youth and blueberries was on top they should call them brain varies because -- really help you.
Clear all those talks today it is an antioxidant etc.
Sam and I know you like all of those are great now they're very when you think upgrade.
Go nuts if anything went nuts are good for you it's.
That's called me saying and it sounds like inflammation I just want to ask folks out there who take a baby aspirin a day if this study reveals that that might be helpful we didn't look so.
Didn't look at it but I think I think it's actually it's a very Smart point probably -- -- -- for all who -- your point is well taken all of these diseases actually lead to inflammation inflammation causes the -- low blood flow.
And again one of the things you should do is that if -- under a lot of stress which I know you're not.
Always get -- monthly vitamin B twelve shot that's a -- -- Vitamin B twelve shot always boosts your brain and and and also a lot of energy so that'll always -- check your level to go to your negatives well if you need communities -- returning darted out our baby aspirin official oral.
I thought Kobe isn't making any recommendations I have my license that Mediterranean diet by the way the lot of things David said the Mediterranean diet works I'll but we love it our right me now with --
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