Half of women may have Alzheimer’s disease after the age of 45 | Superinteressante

Metade das mulheres pode ter Alzheimer após os 45 anos
half of women may have Alzheimer’s disease after age 45

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One of every two women and one out of every three men have some nerve problem in all stages of life, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease , or cerebral vascular accident (stroke). The report comes from the work of the University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, published last Tuesday (2) in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and psychiatry.

Extensive research: scientists study the health knowledge of the 12 thousand people who participated in a study conducted between 1990 and 2016. The idea was to track the effects of aging on the mental health of the participants – who were 45 years old at the beginning of the study.

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Every four years, the Volunteers went to conduct tests to assess how physical and mental health. The monitoring occurs until a person died or until the end date of the search, January 1, 2016. More than 26 years, 1.489 individuals who have been diagnosed with any dementia, mostly Alzheimer’s disease (about 80% of cases).

As predicted by the book, the risk of these problems increases as the work progresses. But what drew attention was the differences between men and women. From greater risk of stroke; between their cognitive diseases. Consider the two issues together, the risk of women suffering from the narrative is twice the number of men.

Another finding strange is that the same patients who developed dementia also high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes. This shows that lifestyle may be associated with the emergence of cognitive problems.

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Scientists have found that you tend to postpone, still, that in a few years, the risk of dementia appear it would be a great help, because that would also reduce the likelihood that the progress of men in any other time of life. This is why, according to him, science should focus its efforts on finding effective strategies in the Prevention of these evils.

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