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Alzheimer\'s Risk Factors - Smoking

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Second hand smoke increases the risk of dementia

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OBJECTIVES Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has a range of adverse health effects, but its association with dementia remains unclear and with dementia syndromes unknown. We examined the dose–respon READ MORE
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Secondhand Smoke Boosts Risk for Alzheimer's

Votes:34 Comments:0
Researchers say that dementia is 30% more common in people with long exposures to secondhand smoke. (HealthDay News) -- Breathing in secondhand smoke could raise your risk for Alzheimer's disease a READ MORE
http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/content/secondhand-smoke-boosts-risk-a...

Stop Smoking to Stop Dementia, Alzheimer's

Votes:40 Comments:0
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 af READ MORE
http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/content/stop-smoking-stop-dementia-alz...

Doubletake on Smoking to Prevent Dementia

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How does an activity that increases the risk of getting a particular disease become recommended as a preventative measure for that very same disease? That's what seems to have happened in the case of READ MORE
http://www.alzheimersweekly.com/content/doubletake-smoking-prevent-dem...

157% Dementia-Risk for Heavy Smokers

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Heavy smoking in midlife is associated with a 157 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a 172 percent increased risk of developing vascular dementia, according to a Kaiser Perma READ MORE
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