A new longitudinal study that analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of men found a link between height and the likelihood of developing dementia.
Dementia — an umbrella term that encompasses various conditions involving cognitive impairment, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s — affects around 50 million people worldwide, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). There is currently no cure for dementia, and researchers are interested in pinpointing the many possible risk factors in order to facilitate early diagnosis and intervention.
Now, a new study from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark, has found an association that had not been explored much before: a link between height and dementia risk. The research — led by assistant professor Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen — was spurred by previous studies’ suggestions…………. Continue Reading……..