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Depression Raises Dementia Risk in Type 1 Diabetics.

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Among a sample of 3,742 type 1 diabetics, those with depression at middle-age had a 72% increased risk for developing dementia over the next two decades. This finding is especially worrisome to researchers as 20% of participants had diagnosed depression at the onset of the study.
Aging & Mental Health, April 2018

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High Blood Pressure Linked to Parkinson’s Disease.

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Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million Americans. After reviewing data from seven studies involving over 340,000 patients, researchers report that hypertensive adults have more than a 30% increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.
Frontiers in Neurology, March 2018

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Nutritional Deficiencies in Early Life May Affect Dementia Risk.

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Past research has identified a relationship between short adult leg length and the quality of nutrition in early life. In a study that included over 13,000 seniors from East Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America, researchers found an association between short leg length and dementia risk. This finding suggests that poor nutrition in childhood may be predictive of dementia risk later in life.
PLOS ONE, April 2018

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ADHD and Smoking…

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Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who become smokers tend to try their first cigarette at a younger age than their peers without ADHD. Additionally, the data show that smokers with ADHD smoke more cigarettes per day and have a more difficult time quitting.
Nicotine & Tobacco Research, March 2018

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Dementia and Veterans.

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A review of data from six published studies involving military veterans has found that those with a previous diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depressive disorder have a significantly higher risk for developing dementia.
Psychological Medicine, March 2018

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