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Smoking Doubles Risk of Alzheimer's & Dementia!
Smoking: More Dangerous Than You Thought!
A recent study has found that those who are heavy smokers in middle age, double their risk of Alzheimer's and/or dementia in later life. The study applies to both men and women of all races.
The study followed 20,000+ participants in their 50s and 60s and found, in a follow up 20 years later, that about 25% were found to suffer from dementia, while a quarter of those had Alzheimer's.
The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Smoking & Alzheimer's & Dementia: More News!
Smokers who smoked more than two packs a day, increased their risk of dementia by 114%, and had a 157% increased risk for Alzheimer's,
But you're not off the hook if you smoke less. Researchers in the study say that even if you're a light smoker---you're still at risk!
Alzheimer's is a fatal brain disease that effects 26 million worldwide. Don't increase your risk by smoking! It's dangerous in more ways than one.