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What midlife lifestyle factors make someone more or less likely to develop dementia with Lewy bodies?

Exercise, socialization, cognitive training, education, dietary habits and environmental exposures interacting with genetic profiles are suggested to raise the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia. Less is known about environmental, genetic and epigenetic contributors to raising the risk of dementia with Lewy bodies. Large scale data sets would allow first-of-its-kind enhanced profiling in multi-path analyses key midlife factors... more »

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What lifestyle factors, e.g. diet, physical activity, are associated with protection against environmental pollutants?

Most research is devoted understanding factors which increase disease risk. Here we specifically seek to find individuals who are healthy despite exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants, e.g. living in areas with elevated air pollution, and examine the lifestyle factors which may be protective. Protective lifestyle factors may be modifiable by the individual and may represent a means to improve environmental... more »

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Does insufficient, disordered, or mistimed sleep cause physical/mental illness?

The CDC calls insufficient sleep a "public health problem." But sleep & circadian rhythms are oft-ignored—even derided--aspects of health.

When you ask subjects about lifestyle, don't stop @ diet/exercise. Ask about sleep. When you ask about sleep, don't stop @ length/quality. Ask about circadian timing: when ppl sleep. Is timing dictated by their body clock *or* work/family demands?

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