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NHS Choices

More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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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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