Systemic inflammation is a primary factor in the development and progression of many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia, and cancer. Most people have no idea that their risk of these conditions is dramatically increased, as disease-causing chemical messengers are continually released throughout the body as a result of low level inflammation.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Exposure to second-hand smoke boosts the risk of dementia and other cognitive problems, even among people who have never smoked, the largest study of its kind reported Friday.
Ill effects on non-smokers of constant exposure to tobacco smoke include an increased risk of lung cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke and death, earlier research has shown.
As for the impact on brain function, active smoking has been found to impair the mind but the evidence for passive smoking has until now been sketchy.
07-Feb-2008 - The risk of dementia may not be influenced by vitamin C and E supplements, suggests a new study from the US.
Mon Oct 8, 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Relatives of patients with Parkinson's disease appear to be at increased risk for impaired thinking and dementia, suggesting the presence of shared susceptibility factors, new research indicates. Whether these factors are genetic or whether they relate to a shared lifestyle will require further study.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Current smokers are 50 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or dementia than people who don't smoke or who gave up smoking, a Dutch report says.
Researchers announced these results after analyzing seven years of data from almost 7,000 people over age 55.
Thu 30 Aug 2007RHIANNON EDWARD
WOMEN who have ovaries removed before the menopause face an increased risk of mental decline as they age, research has shown.
Having one or both ovaries removed almost doubles the risk of developing dementia.
The findings indicate that oestrogen protects the brains of younger women.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers looked at 1,500 women who had undergone removal of one or both ovaries for medical reasons.
LA JOLLA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Becca Dillur models an Ortho Evra contraceptive patch September 12, 2003 at the Association of Reproductive Health Professional convention in La Jolla, California. The Ortho Evra is a weekly contraceptive patch that slowly releases Estrogen into the body through the skin.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Societies should begin planning how to improve quality of life for citizens who develop dementia and mental impairment as they age, as increasing life expectancies mean more and more people will reach the end of life with cognitive problems, UK researchers warn in a report.
BY JAMIE TALAN
March 15, 2006
Certain medicines that lower blood pressure may ultimately stave off
Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study.