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Reported January 31, 2014

High Estrogen Levels & Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk?

(Ivanhoe Newswire) –A new study has revealed that older women with high levels of estrogen and who have diabetes may have a 14 times increased risk of dementia.

Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Villejuif, France, measured the blood estrogen in women 65 or older and free of dementia.  After a four-year follow-up, 543 women who did not have dementia were compared with 132 women who had dementia.  Scientists looked at a number of risk factors for dementia, including high blood pressure, diabetes, abnormal blood clotting, and other heart health risk factors.

The study found that the risk of dementia more than doubled for women who had high estrogen levels after accounting for other dementia risk factors.  For women who had both high estrogen levels and diabetes, the risk increased dramatically, by 14 times. 

For more information, go to: https://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/1236

SOURCE: Neurology, January 2014

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