Navigation Links
Alzheimer's starts earlier for heavy drinkers, smokers
Date:4/16/2008

CHICAGO Heavy drinkers and heavy smokers develop Alzheimers disease years earlier than people with Alzheimers who do not drink or smoke heavily, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 1219, 2008.

These results are significant because its possible that if we can reduce or eliminate heavy smoking and drinking, we could substantially delay the onset of Alzheimers disease for people and reduce the number of people who have Alzheimers at any point in time, said study author Ranjan Duara, MD, of the Wien Center for Alzheimers Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL, and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

It has been projected that a delay in the onset of the disease by five years would lead to a nearly 50-percent reduction in the total number of Alzheimers cases, said Duara. In this study, we found that the combination of heavy drinking and heavy smoking reduced the age of onset of Alzheimers disease by six to seven years, making these two factors among the most important preventable risk factors for Alzheimers disease.

The study looked at 938 people age 60 and older who were diagnosed with possible or probable Alzheimers disease. The researchers gathered information from family members on drinking and smoking history and determined whether the participants had the 4 gene variant of the APOE gene, which increases the risk of Alzheimers disease. People with the 4 variant also develop Alzheimers at an earlier age than those who do not have the gene variant.

Seven percent of the study participants had a history of heavy drinking, which was defined as more than two drinks per day. Twenty percent had a history of heavy smoking, which was defined as smoking one pack of cigarettes or more per day. And 27 percent had the APOE 4 variant.

Researchers found that people who were heavy drinkers developed Alzhe
'/>"/>

Contact: Rachel Seroka
rseroka@aan.com
651-695-2738
American Academy of Neurology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Paradigm shift in Alzheimerss research: new treatments
2. New molecular clock from LLNL and CDC indicates smallpox evolved earlier than believed
3. Researchers detect hint of oxygen 50 to 100 million years earlier than first believed
4. Earlier bites by uninfected mosquitoes boost West Nile deaths in lab mice
5. Texas A&M scientists say early Americans arrived earlier
6. Heavy rainfall on the increase
7. Heavy metals in the Peak District -- evidence from bugs in blanket bogs
8. Vitamin E may increase tuberculosis risk in male smokers with high vitamin C intake
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United ... of underground gas storage tankscorrosion that could result ... source of drinking water. In recent years, field ... corroding gas storage tank components such as sump ... of gasoline-ethanol blends and the presence of bacteria, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... vaccine protected 100 percent of animal models against the ... which causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 ... in Infection and Immunity . , In ... primates against the purified toxins produced by C. ... infection, a laboratory model that mimics the human disease, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... to help better identify and treat those with fibromuscular dysplasia ... of medium sized arteries in the body, which can restrict ... In a new report appearing in August 2014 issue of ... that that FMD may not be limited to the arteries ... abnormalities of bones and joints, as well as evidence that ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits 2C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models 2Scientists discover biochemical mechanisms contributing to fibromuscular dysplasia 2
... basic recipe for capturing and maintaining indefinitely the most ... including cows, pigs and even humans. Two new studies ... Cell , a Cell Press publication, show that ... this year, which includes inhibitory chemicals, also can be ...
... CITYResearchers have discovered two enzymes that, when combined, could ... these enzymes genetically might lead to targeted therapies aimed ... "We could conceivably reactivate a completely normal gene in ... the growth of a tumor if reactivated," says David ...
... reindeer during the holiday season, caribou are also central to ... many cultures, the caribou could soon become endangered ,by threats ... new book by authors from the Wildlife Conservation Society and ... North: A Shared Future (Dundurn Press Toronto, $50/29.00), the book ...
Cached Biology News:Recipe for capturing authentic embryonic stem cells may apply to any mammal, study suggests 2Recipe for capturing authentic embryonic stem cells may apply to any mammal, study suggests 3Newly found enzymes may play early role in cancer 2Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride 2Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... New York , July 31, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Electrodes for Medical Devices Market ... Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical ... Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global ... 633.6 million in 2012 and is estimated to reach ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRX), ... decision-making in oncology, today announced that it will hold ... discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter ... the business in the current fiscal year. , The ... Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT (2 ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... LONDON , July 31, 2014  Smith ... the global medical technology business, today announced its ... of the HAT-TRICK™ Lesser Toe Repair System. Comprised ... includes products for metatarsophalangeal (MTP) ligament repair and ... all-PEEK implant for proximal Inter-phalanges (PIP) fusion, also ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Held at ... patients with an overview of the disease and its ... drug side effects, as well as updates on the ... to Dr. Sandy Srinivas for organizing this educational opportunity,” ... kidney cancer. “Sandy and her colleagues have put together ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Electrodes for Medical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 1.45 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 6CollabRx, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Conference Call and Business Update 2Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 2Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 3Smith & Nephew scores a HAT-TRICK with its entry into the high-growth hammer toe repair market 4
... Michael J. Cronin, Ph.D., J.D., an intellectual property associate with ... the facts in the dispute over three important University ... behind similar disputes - shows a strong likelihood that the ... its patent rights, even if some of its claims are ...
... once said everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, couldn't imagine ... have on his prediction. , ,With these tools, everyone can have ... that. It seems that 15 minutes is about all anyone has ... Silicon Valley. , ,I was reminded of this after coming ...
... - University of Wisconsin System researchers are in ... stimulate economic development, as the result of a new research ... typical home broadband connection. , ,The network, which makes the ... faster than a home broadband connection, is the result of ...
Cached Biology Technology:WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 2WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 3WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 4WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 5WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 6WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 7WARF is likely to hold on to stem cell patent rights 8On the Web, attention spans shrink, the need for value rises 2On the Web, attention spans shrink, the need for value rises 3UW-Madison launches new high-speed research network 2UW-Madison launches new high-speed research network 3
Purified anti-Fanconi anemia D2-Phosphorylated (Ser222)...
A431 cells stimulated with EGF Source: Cell Lysate Form: Ready to Use Application: Western Blotting Control...
... 'The Gene Construction KitTM allows graphic ... drawing options. It has an award winning ... DNA sequences in addition to providing sophisticated ... GCK was named the "Best Plasmid Mapping ...
... collects data from balances and scales with RS232 ... other program. If you can type the weight ... collection process Simple to use parser extracts ... , Add user information , Collect data at ...
Biology Products: