Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Decreased Alzheimer's Risk with Cancer/Chemotherapy

  Pancreatic,liver and lung cancer were found to decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease by 10 to 51%.Conversely, melanoma and prostate CA were associated with an increased risk of AD.
  Further, cancer patients that received radiation or chemotherapy had an added reduced risk of AD of 17 to 23%.
Neurology 2013;81(4):322-328
BMJ 2012 Mar 12;344:e1442