Tag Archives: Overlapping Risk Factors

Healthy Lifestyles May Partially Help Offset Genetic Risk Factors for Dementia (BBC News / JAMA / Bazian)

Summary Persons in the UK Biobank study were followed over time to discover whether pursuing a healthy lifestyle (not smoking, regular physical activity, healthy diet and moderate alcohol consumption) might be associated with lower risk of developing dementia regardless of predisposing genetic risk factors. Statistically, favourable (“healthy”) lifestyles … Continue reading

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Consumption of Sugary Drinks Associated With Higher Cancer Risk? (BBC News / BMJ / Bazian)

Summary Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices and fizzy pops, appear to increase the risk of cancer (very slightly). Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2019). Are sugary drinks causing cancer? London: BBC Health News, July 11th 2019. This relates … Continue reading

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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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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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Headache: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (Journal of Headache and Pain)

Summary A review and meta-analysis of previous studies suggests that headache (any headache) is associated significantly with a higher risk of developing dementia. The authors suggest that further research would be advisable to confirm and clarify their findings. Full Text … Continue reading

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Pre-Eclampsia and Risk of Dementia (BMJ)

Summary Danish research indicates that pre-eclampsia is associated with a subsequent increased risk of dementia in later life, particularly with vascular dementia. Full Text Link Reference Basit, S. Wohlfahrt, J. [and] Boyd, HA. (2018). Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later … Continue reading

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Risk of Dementia in Patients Using Antidepressants? (Behavioural Neurology / BBC News)

Summary Evidence indicating that use of antidepressants is associated significantly with an increased risk of developing dementia: Full Text Link Reference Wang, YC. Tai, PA. [and] Poly, TN. [et al] (2018). Increased risk of dementia in patients with antidepressants: a … Continue reading

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