SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Google

WWW Englemed
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
FROM OUR NEWS FEEDS
Heart failure linked to heavy energy drink consumption
Fri April 16th - Drinking excessive energy drinks could be linked to a young man’s heart failure, according to doctors who treated a 21-year-old who consumed four cans a day for two years. More
Shift workers' heart health linked to body clock
Fri April 16th - The risk of heart disease becomes greater the more an individual works outside of their natural body clock, new research suggests. More
Infection much greater risk than vaccines for thrombotic events
Fri April 16th - Cerebral venous thrombosis has been a significant complication of COVID-19 at a rate far higher than seen after vaccination, British researchers have reported. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...
On 23/10/2017 Cristina Pereira wrote:
https://epidemicj17.imascientist.org.uk/2017/06/21... on HIV breakthrough - MRC...
On 12/09/2017 Aparna srikantam wrote:
Brilliant finding! indeed a break through in under... on Leprosy research breakthrough...
On 01/07/2017 Annetta wrote:
I have been diagnosed with COPD for over 12 years.... on Seaweed plan for antimicrobial...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
ENGLEMED HEALTH NEWS

Haemoglobin level link to dementia

Thursday August 1st, 2019

Both high and low levels of haemoglobin are linked to increased risk of developing dementia in old age, Dutch researchers reported last night.

The association with anaemia is particularly strong, according to the findings published in Neurology.

Researchers began tracking more than 12,000 people at the age of 65 for a period of 12 years.

At the outset 6% had anaemia and during the course of the study some 1,520 people developed dementia. Out of these 1,194 had Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, found that people with anaemia were 41% more likely than others to develop Alzheimer's disease and 34% more likely to develop any kind of dementia.

Those with the highest levels of haemoglobin were 20% more likely than those with median levels to develop dementia.

The researchers say their findings do not show whether irregular haemoglobin levels cause dementia or are a marker of incipient disease or suggest a common underlying factor.

Researcher Dr Arfan Ikram said: “With around 10% of people over age 65 having anaemia in the Americas and Europe and up to 45% in African and southeast Asian countries, these results could have important implications for the burden of dementia, especially as the prevalence of dementia is expected to increase threefold over the next decades, with the largest increases predicted in the countries where the anaemia rate is the highest."

He added: “More research is needed to determine whether haemoglobin levels play a direct role in this increased risk or whether these associations can be explained by underlying issues or other vascular or metabolic changes."

Neurology 31 July 2019

Tags: Brain & Neurology | Elderly Health | Europe

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

Comment on this article:

Name:
Email:
Comment:
<a>,<b> & <p> tags allowed
Please enter the letters displayed:
(not case sensitive)
CATEGORIES