Anemia Increase Risk Of Dementia

Anemia may increase the risk of dementia (functional impairment caused by abnormalities that occur in the brain) in the elderly.

Researchers reveal anemia is a common problem in the elderly and occurs up to more than 25% in the elderly aged 65 years and over.This condition has also been linked in a study that revealed the increased risk of an early death.
In the study, the researchers examined 2,552 adults aged 70-79 years for more than 11 years.Of that number, 393 had anemia before the study start.

At the end of the study, as many as 445 or about 18% experienced progression of dementia.
The study found that people who had anemia had a risk nearly 41% higher chance of developing dementia than those without anemia.

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