Harvard Heart Letter

Lessons about brain health from a landmark heart study

At 70 years and counting, the Framingham Heart Study continues to help doctors better understand stroke, dementia, and heart disease. In 1948, more than 5,200 people living in a town just west of Boston volunteered for what has evolved into the longest running and best-known study of the causes of heart disease. But the multigenerational Framingham Heart Study has also revealed important clues about brain disorders most notably stroke but also…

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