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Public Health Agency conducts One Habit campaign

The Public Health Agency of Canada has begun a social media campaign called “One Habit” intended to raise awareness of the benefits of healthier living habits in the prevention of dementia. The campaign focuses on risk factors such as inactivity, poor diet, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. The effort involves the participation of science author and broadcaster Jay Ingram as it English spokesperson and biochemist Martin Carli as its French spokesperson, who will encourage consumers to discuss dementia risk factors and to adopt one habit that will reduce their risk.

“At any age or stage in our life, there are steps we can take to reduce our risk of dementia,” said Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos. “These actions can also yield benefits for our overall health and well-being, and reduce the risk of many other chronic conditions to help us live a healthier life.”

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