London: A study has found that in people aged 60 and over, if the heart rate stays faster than normal, it can affect mental health and increase the risk of dementia.
According to experts from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, there has been significant research on heart rate and mental retardation in middle-aged people before, but this is the first study on people over 60 years of age. Increased spontaneity indicates heart disease.
The report, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s, looked at 2,147 people for 12 consecutive years, with an average age of 70 and 62% of women. Many times during this period all participants were tested for ECG, followed by world-class tests for mental health and questionnaires.
Also asked about age, sex, education, smoking and exercise etc. BMI and cholesterol levels were also noted. The study found that people with a heart rate of 80 or more beats per minute had a 55 percent higher risk of developing dementia than those with a heart rate of 60 to 69 beats per minute.
According to scientists, mental health can be ensured by keeping the heart rate normal.