Snoring link to Alzheimer's: Sleeping problems put you at higher risk, say experts
SNORING can put people at greater risk of developing dementia, researchers have discovered.
Older adults who develop hearing loss may more likely to experience dementia and cognitive decline than their counterparts without hearing problems, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information
Conclusions: In diabetic patients with NAFLD, light or moderate lifetime alcohol consumption was not significantly associated with liver fibrosis. The impact of lifetime alcohol intake on fibrosis progression and diabetic comorbidities, in particular obstructive sleep apnea and hypertriglyceridemia, requires further investigation. PMID: 29226116 [PubMed - in process]
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Dementia, which affects around 850,000 people in the UK and in excess of five million in the US, can cause a range of symptoms in the early stages.
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CONCLUSIONS: We achieved reasonably high prediction accuracy using only clinical variables. The approach used here could be useful for study enrichment in preclinical trials where enrolling participants at risk of cognitive decline is critical for proving study efficacy, and also for developing a shorter assessment battery. PMID: 29227306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion This relatively large cross-sectional analysis has found a link between certain measures of breathing problems during sleep and poorer cognitive function in middle-aged to older adults. The strengths of this study include its size and use of a prospective sleep study to assess whether people had sleep apnoea or other problems with breathing during sleep. The use of standard cognitive tests is also a strength. However, the study does have its limitations: The study did have mixed findings – while certain measures of problems with breathing during sleep (e.g. oxygen levels) were associated with cognitive o...
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
This study was published online April 15 in the journal Neurology. Several study authors received industry support within the past two years and held patents involving procedures related to the study. A number of groups funded this research, such as the Foundation for Research in Sleep Disorders and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. More from dailyRx: Sleep On It: Asthma Tied To Sleep Breathing Problems How Your Gender Could Affect Your Brain Health Just Say 'Om' For Better Brain Health -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be u...