Tag Archives: Modifiable Risk Factors

No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke. “I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Small Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Digital)

Summary Research from Finland discovered a 9% to 17% increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease in women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for more than 10 years. The public has been advised not to be overly concerned, as absolute risk … Continue reading

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Attitudes Towards Dementia Report (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) have released a detailed report covering survey results about public attitudes towards dementia in the UK. Wave 1 of the Dementia Attitudes Monitor attempts to clarify the current state (using data from 2018) of the … Continue reading

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Draft Quality Standard Update on Dementia: For Consultation (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a draft quality standard on dementia prevention, and the assessment, management and health and social care support for persons living with dementia. It is expected to help drive … Continue reading

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Further Evidence on the Association Between Poor Oral Health and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease. New Possibilities for Treatment? (BBC News / Science Advances)

Summary Analysis of brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from persons with Alzheimer’s Disease indicates the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (the bacterium associated with chronic gum disease) in the brain and central nervous system. Animal research using mice indicates that … Continue reading

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Lower Than Expected Take-Up of NHS Health Check (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Persons aged between 40 and 74 are eligible for a free NHS Health Check, with a view to early identification and / or prevention of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease etc. In practice, statistics show that roughly 7.15 … Continue reading

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Low Socio-Economic Status: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (JAMA Psychiatry / The Mental Elf)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was used to analyse potential associations between markers of socioeconomic status (wealth quintiles and the index of multiple deprivation) and the incidence of dementia. It appears that dementia incidence is associated with low levels of … Continue reading

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