Current smokers were 70% more likely than those who had never smoked to develop dementia. People with high blood pressure were 60% more likely than those without high blood pressure to develop dementia. People with diabetes were more than twice as likely as those without diabetes to experience cognitive impairment, the study found. Investigators studied more than 11,000 people, aged 46 to 70 years. Patients were followed up for more than a decade to see how many would later develop dementia.
Lesson ÛÒ do I really have to spell it out?