Stress the key trigger for Alzheimer's?
New study on dementia risk
- Duration 2:40
- Date Jun 26, 2012
New study on dementia risk
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The hunt for the cause of alzheimer's disease has led -- to take a closer look at stress as a possible trigger.
A recent study of nearly 15100 women over more than three decades found the risk of dementia is about 65%.
In those who reported repeated periods of stress in middle age.
Now British researchers are set to begin new research into how stress affects dementia.
-- hope is that whatever they find it might help them treat and even prevent alzheimer's.
Doctor Philip but she's she's with us she's from Columbia University Medical -- she's also a member of the British Medical Association and the lover of the summer -- and it.
It's not -- attacking a message that -- we're good at it I see you dot dementia is caused by stress maybe.
That's right -- many medical procedures -- say stick to extract her neck mistrust results in inflammation the qualities associated with heart disease and diabetes.
With high -- -- And this new study that's coming that's come out looking at strikes -- say stay -- -- -- Probably does have a lots of -- because we know -- mistrust results in deposition of abnormal -- teens in the brain.
And cortisol levels got a lot constructs already have -- -- straps to increase your cortisol levels not a good thing if stress is a chronic problem.
Then you have high levels of cortisol in the bus and that can result in a number of medical conditions.
That's a very -- and that they've done this study over thirty years with 15100 people I guess gives it more credence.
It does this along study it's not a lot of study the problem with alzheimer's disease integrity night of course we know that it's multi -- L'Oreal Paris and genetic components -- it.
But the raw environmental response has -- mean I think inflammation in the thought process within the brain.
May have -- payments and all -- the issues related to high blood pressure diabetes.
High cholesterol may be run offense as well as these other issues like extracts.
And we all know -- a killer I mean we've been told for years we need to relax more we need to exercise more we need to have sex money.
If anything to release.
-- mean everybody just -- right.
That's right and I mean it's easy to say we know it -- these associations but stress management is so important and prevention of disease as it's run its treatment and management of the to -- So that the advice to people who are concerned about this especially in the face of this study is.
Well maybe if your middle aged woman living with -- middle aged man not maybe the -- in your life that's responsible for -- me some college guys -- -- -- -- hit it.
Maybe that's a shame for another day and they're probably yeah.
Up up up maybe online that.
And a cable box or opt out of the doctor thank you but -- write about well there's a guy in Massachusetts.