Why does dementia happen early? Study identifies 15 key risk factors and not all are genetic | The Times of India

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The study, which has been published in JAMA Neurology journal, identifies the risk factors which are associated with lower risk of incidence of young onset of dementia and higher risk of the disease. The researchers have identified that the risk factors are: alcohol use, higher formal education, and lower physical frailty, low socioeconomic status, apolipoprotein E status, alcohol use disorder, social isolation, vitamin D deficiency, high C-reactive protein levels, hearing impairment, orthostatic hypotension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.


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