What is it about?

Uncontrolled blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels and unhealthy weight collaboratively are disastrous to vital organs in our body. This paper examines the effect of these risk factors on brain health in 3 racial groups

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Why is it important?

We know that elevated metabolic risk factors serve as a risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. We investigated the association between metabolic risk factors and brain health in three racial groups. Our findings highlight the important of all inclusive research to fully understand how metabolic risk factors impact various racial/ethnic groups.


It was a pleasure writing this article with several prominent co-authors who provided various skills and expertise to the final paper. We hope others are inspired by this article and continue to increase participation of diverse populations less represented in research studies. This will allow us to better understand the impact of metabolic risk factors on brain health in various racial/ethnic groups in an attempt to ultimately reduce dementia risk.

Shenikqua Bouges
University of Wisconsin Madison

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This page is a summary of: Effect of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors on Processing Speed and Executive Function in Three Racialized Groups, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, March 2023, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jad-220920.
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