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NHS Choices

Heading Footballs Associated With Dementia / CTE ? (BBC News / Acta Neuropathologica / NHS Choices)

Summary Further evidence has emerged concerning a potential association between the practice of heading footballs and a heightened risk of long-term brain damage. This research is based on examination of the brains of small numbers of (mostly) professional footballers who … Continue reading

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Potential Relationship Between Vitamin A Deficiency and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk? (NHS Choices / Acta Neuropathologica)

Summary NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines covers Chinese and Canadian research, based on both humans and animals, indicating potential associations between Vitamin A deficiency and later development of Alzheimer’s Disease. “ …vitamin A deficiency is a problem in the developing … Continue reading

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Insufficient Physical Activity Accelerates Biological Ageing? (BBC News / American Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Californian researchers have discovered indications that older women with more sedentary lifestyles may have faster-ageing cells (as measured by shortened telomere length). “ …higher sedentary time may be associated with shorter LTL [leukocyte telomere length] among less physically active … Continue reading

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On the Road to Dementia? (BBC / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Researchers following nearly 2 million Canadians in Ontario over 11 years have discovered that living close to busy roads appears to be associated with a higher incidence of dementia. It is suggested that possibly 10% of dementia cases amongst … Continue reading

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Increased Life Expectancy For Grandparent Babysitters? (NHS Choices / Evolution and Human Behavior / JGCR)

Summary German / Australian research indicates that grandparents who undertake babysitting roles tend to have a 37% lower risk of mortality than adults of the same age without such caring / babysitter responsibilities. NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines, as usual, … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase the Risk of Dementia? (NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary One of NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines‘ “Top News Stories of 2016”. It appears that people using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may have a 44% higher risk of developing dementia over a seven-year period. “This finding is supported by … Continue reading

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