Risk of dementia following androgen deprivation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Published online: 29 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41391-019-0189-3Risk of dementia following androgen deprivation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer
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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A Penn study of more than 150,000 men with prostate cancer shows androgen deprivation therapy was associated with a higher likelihood of developing dementia when compared to patients who were not exposed to the treatment.
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Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia.
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(JAMA Network) Data for 154,089 older men diagnosed with prostate cancer were used to analyze the association between androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone-suppressing therapy used to treat prostate cancer, and subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or dementia. Of the men, 62,330 (average age 76) received androgen deprivation therapy within two years of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and 91,759 men (average age 74) didn't have such treatment.
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