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The smoking brain

Smoking has been associated with increased risk of vascular disease, including vascular dementia and stroke. Smokers have poorer blood supply to the brain and have an increased risk of damage to the brain as a result of interrupted blood flow … Continue reading

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High blood pressure can slowly and quietly damage your brain

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. During each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between a maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) pressure. If this pressure rises and … Continue reading

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Chronic diabetes and the brain

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from the body’s inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. After food consumption, … Continue reading

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