Study identifies 10 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists led by a team in China have identified 10 risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. The 10 factors are diabetes, poor BMI, reduced education, high blood pressure in midlife, low blood pressure, head trauma, high levels of homocysteine, less cognitive activity, stress, and depression. Researchers published the findings today (Monday 20 July) in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Dementia is caused by a number of physical brain diseases, the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. Speaking about this study, Dr. Rosa Sancho, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

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