HEALTH – THE BRAIN – ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA – RISK FACTORS


2 RESEARCH ARTICLES


POTENTIAL FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – 2014


– Approx. 33% of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide might be attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors
– Factors increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease:
(1)   Physical inactivity 82%
(2)   Depression 65%
(3)   Midlife hypertension 61%
(4)   Midlife obesity 60%
(5)   Smoking 59%
(6)   Low educational attainment 59%
(7)   Diabetes 46%


INCREASED RISK OF DEMENTIA IN PATIENTS WITH OSTEOPOROSIS – 2014


METHODS
– 23,941 patients with osteoporosis from 2000 to 2010 and 47,579 nonosteoporosis control patients
RESULTS
(1) Osteoporosis patients exhibited 1.46-fold and 1.39-fold higher risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, respectively
(2) Increased risk of dementia in both men and women with osteoporosis
CONCLUSIONS
(1) Higher risk of dementia in osteoporosis patients than in non-osteoporosis patients


 

 

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