Navigation Links
Smoker's are prone to Alzheimer's,,

Smokers are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease as people who have never smoked, according to new research. The study - the largest ever of its kind and the first major research to look at people before they develop Alzheimer's - followed 5,369 men and women aged 57 and over.

None of the people had Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, before the study by the Erasmus Medical School in Rotterdam began.Over a two-year period, any who developed signs of dementia were assessed and, where possible, given a brain scan.//

A total of 107 people developed dementia during the course of the study, with 97 being diagnosed as having Alzheimer's. People who smoked were found to be 2.3 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who had never smoked.

They were also more likely to get Alzheimer's at a younger age. However, the researchers found that smoking does not increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's for people with a gene linked to the disease. Indeed, they believe smoking may offer protection against the disease for people with the gene - APOE epsilon 4.

The Dutch researchers said this could be because smoking altered the chemistry of the brain and defused some of the effects of Alzheimer's. Another reason could be the fact that many smokers do not live long enough to develop the disease, which particularly affects the very elderly.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise can Reduce Smokers Lung Cancer Risk but the Most Important is Quitting Smoking – a Study Report
2. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
3. Alcoholics are prone to disability
4. Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome
5. Diabetics prone to periodontitis
6. Pregnant women more prone to depression
7. Young women prone to heart attack
8. Smokers more prone to depression
9. Poor more prone to severe Periodontal Disease
10. African American smokers are more prone to developing Lung cancer
11. More prone to SUI if symptoms appear after first pregnancy and delivery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) has ... and expanded Children’s Hospital. Over 3,000 people looked on as the shovels hit the ... event photo slidehsow. , During the program, Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... to choose the perfect data logger for each job, ensuring the best suited ... offer calibrations of MadgeTech data loggers at their lab in Istanbul. , Metroloji ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Growing in popularity, more and more people ... are available and easily accessible. Whether someone chooses to cut gluten out of their ... diet, King Kullen Grocery stocks their shelves with many different gluten-free products all year ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The number of health insurance policies sold ... last year, according to data in the forthcoming AIS’s Directory of Health Plans: ... a slight decrease in risk-based groups and a slight increase in administrative-services-only/self-funded group ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... As reported by MassGeneral.org, on May ... transplant in the United States . The 64-year-old patient who received the transplant had ... could restore not only a natural appearance, but also urinary and sexual function for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 Celsion Corporation ... development company, today provided an update on its ... clinical trial combining GEN-1, the Company,s DNA-based immunotherapy, ... of newly-diagnosed patients with advanced ovarian cancer who ... surgery.  GEN-1 is an IL-12 DNA plasmid vector ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... KONG , May 24, 2016 ... stent de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres ... arteriovenosa. OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada ... las vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos ... balón JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Dutch surgeons have launched a ground-breaking medical app to ... patients on a global scale. Medical professionals from Europe ... and the US have already signed up for the app, ... totally secure environment. Education  "Imagine a doctor ... a surgeon at Harvard to treat a bomb victim via live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: