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Diabetes increases risk of dementia in elderly

A Swedish study indicates that diabetes in the elderly increases the risk of dementia by one and a half times and vascular dementia by 2.6 times. A combination of diabetes mellitus and systolic hypertension or heart disease greatly increases the risk of vascular dementia by 11.3 times. Thus effective treatment and management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes helps reduce the risk of dementia.

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About: Diabetes increases risk of dementia in elderly

Date: 19 October 2004

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6543943

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