Dementia Rates Higher in Men with Common Genetic Disorder Haemochromatosis

February 2, 2021 - Exeter, UK – Researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Connecticut have previously found that men with two faulty genes that cause the iron overload condition haemochromatosis are more likely to develop liver cancer, arthritis and frailty, compared to those without the faulty genes. Now, the team’s new analysis of more than 335,000 people of European ancestry in UK Biobank, funded by the Medical Research Council and published as an open access study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found that men who carry the two faulty genes that cause haemochromatosis are more likely to develop dementia than men who do not carry any copies of the faulty gene. More...

February 2, 2021

Obesity May Exacerbate the Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, New Study Shows

Maintaining a healthy weight could help preserve brain structure in people who are already experiencing mild Alzheimer’s disease

February 1, 2021 - Sheffield, UK – New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease. The pioneering multimodal neuroimaging study revealed obesity may contribute toward neural tissue vulnerability, whilst maintaining a healthy weight in mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia could help to preserve brain structure. The findings, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports, also highlight the impact being overweight in mid-life could have on brain health in older age. More...

February 1, 2021

An Integrated Approach for an Effective Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

January 29, 2021 - Santiago, Chile – This new pioneering study by Prof. Ricardo Maccioni and coworkers of the International Center for Biomedicine, “New Frontiers in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease” will be published in an upcoming special issue featuring Latin American investigators of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. More...

January 29, 2021

New Study Shows the Relationship Between Surgery and Alzheimer’s Disease

January 21, 2021 - Sandander, Spain – A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease carried out by researchers at the Marqués de Valdecilla-IDIVAL University Hospital, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bonn Medical Center, proposes that major surgery is a promoter or accelerator of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The first author of the publication was Carmen Lage and the principal investigator Pascual Sánchez-Juan. More...

January 21, 2021