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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:40 AM

Role of stress in dementia investigated

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18577326


Ongoing research suggests stress might play a part in dementia

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Dementia triggers
People who have mild cognitive impairment are at an increased risk of going on to develop dementia - although some will remain stable and others may improve.

And past work suggests mid-life stress may increase a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease.

A Swedish study that followed nearly 1,500 women for a period of 35 years found the risk of dementia was about 65% higher in women who reported repeated periods of stress in middle age than in those who did not.

Scottish scientists, who have done studies in animals, believe the link may be down to hormones the body releases in response to stress which interfere with brain function.

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orwell Jun 2012 #1
flamingdem Jun 2012 #4
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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. Finally...

...a study that explains the Tea Party.

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Response to orwell (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:53 AM

4. LOL

too true

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. Oh, swell

another thing to be stressed about

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:06 AM

3. that was the first thing i thought. nt

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