HATICE researcher Miia Kivipelto, professor of clinical geriatric epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet will receive the 2013 Skandia Lennart Levi Prize for her research on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease which has identified several treatable risk factors and thus provide a more optimistic outlook for the prevention and treatment of these diseases. Professor Kivipelto has demonstrated that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, overweight, a lack of exercies and a high intake of saturated fats and alcohol are factors that increase the risk of dementia.
The Skandia Lennart Levi Prize for health-promotive research was established to mark the 80th birthday of Lennart Levi in 2010 and is to be awarded annually over a period of five years. The candidates are to be internationally outstanding researchers active in Sweden or abroad. The recipients are selected by a panel comprised of professors from Karolinska Institutet. The prize is for SEK 100,000 (11.426 €) and will be awarded at Karolinska Institutet's installation ceremony on 24 October 2013
Source: Press release Karolinska Institutet June 24 2013