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April 09, 2006

Ovary Removal Linked to Dementia

Women who have their ovaries removed may be at increased risk of dementia, a study of 2,500 patients suggests.

A Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, team found the risk was especially raised among young women - removal of one ovary by the age of 38 raised the risk by 260% (BBC NEWS)

Posted by news editor at 03:18 PM

April 07, 2006

Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Ibuprofen for Alzheimer's Disease

For patients at high risk of Alzheimer's disease, taking a combination of vitamins E and C plus ibuprofen significantly reduces their risk, results of a longitudinal study suggest. (REUTERS)

Posted by news editor at 02:59 PM

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Obesity

A new study suggests that people in midlife who are overweight are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Research Institute in Oakland, Calif., followed nearly 9,000 people for up to 30 years. The study participants were evaluated for overweight and obesity by measuring upper arm and shoulder skinfold thickness.

Those with higher skinfold measurements in their 40s were more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with smaller measurements. (

Posted by news editor at 05:42 AM