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Second-Hand Smoke Increases Risk of Dementia

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.


Family dementia risk seen with Parkinson's disease

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.


Smokers More Likely to Develop Dementia

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.


Dementia linked to early removal of ovaries

Thu 30 Aug 2007


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.


Study: Estrogen May Fight Dementia

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 By COCO MASTERS

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.


Dementia on the increase in aging populations

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.


How Essential Fatty Acids Improve Your Brain Power and Mental Health

What is your brain made of?

Over 50% of your brain is made of good fat. Twenty percent of this good fat comes from EPA and DHA. Remember EPA and DHA comes from,

* omega-3 fatty acids
* eating fish
* borage oil
* primrose oil
* parilla oil
* NOK oil