Can we examine if lifestyle effects brain and memory?
Several lifestyle factors may affect cognitive function and brain health. We now study the effects of vitamin D, certain essential fatty acids, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, educational level, IQ, and physical activity on memory performance. One of the known risk factors for sporadic Alzheimer´s disease is having a specific variant of the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE). We will evaluate whether this risk factor may influence the effects of memory training.