Many Common Alzheimer's Risk Factors Are Controllable
A meta-study of hundreds of research papers shows as many as two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases share common risk factors.By Evan Thomas | August 21, 2015
Researchers have identified nine risk factors associated with as many as two-thirds of all cases of Alzheimer's disease. (Video via the National Institutes of Health)
These include obesity, carotid artery narrowing, low educational attainment, depression, high blood pressure, frailty, smoking habits, high levels of certain naturally occurring amino acids, and Type 2 diabetes in the Asian population.
Researchers determined these risk factors after analyzing existing results from more than 300 studies.