1. KU Leuven leads €6 million research project on heart disease and dementia

    KU Leuven leads €6 million research project on heart disease and dementia

    The starting point is an observation that people with conditions such as high blood pressure and obesity, or who are simply getting old, have a higher risk of certain kinds of dementia and heart disease. In particular, they seem to have a greater chance of developing vascular dementia, which is associated with reduced blood flow to the brain, and diastolic heart failure, which happens when the heart muscle cannot relax properly.

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