Smokers run 50pc risk of contracting Alzheimer’s

5th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

4 September 2007 , ROTTERDAM (ANP) – The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is far greater for smokers than non-smokers. Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam have reached this conclusion, to be published in Tuesday’s edition of the medical journal Neurology.

4 September 2007

ROTTERDAM (ANP) – The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is far greater for smokers than non-smokers. Researchers of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam have reached this conclusion, to be published in Tuesday’s edition of the medical journal Neurology.

The results are based on a large scale screening programme. The outcome showed that individuals who during the screening period smoked  were 50 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who had never smoked or had given up smoking.

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