Smoking Linked To Alzheimer’s In World Health Organisation Study

Smoking Linked To Alzheimer’s In World Health Organisation Study

LAST UPDATED: 15 July, 2014 @ 12:18 pm
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STUDY: Smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia

STUDY: Smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia
STUDY: Smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia

REMEMBER how long it has been since your last cigarette?

According to a recent World Health Organisation study now shows that smoking has been linked with memory disorders.

The study concluded that smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia.

Smoking has been shown in the past to cause anteriosclerosis, a hardening of arteries which, if in the brain, can deprive the brain of oxygen and lead to certain types of dementia.

Tobacco may also cause oxidative stress, which leads to a type of neural inflammation peresent in Alzheimer’s brains.

Smoking is rampant both on the Costa del Sol and Spain at large, where over 35% of men and 25% of women consider themselves smokers.

The World Health Organisation insists that those exposed to secondhand smoke are in danger as well – with smoke in households increasing dementia risks by up to 78%.

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