Scientists from the School of Public Healt (University of Minnesota, USA) presented evidence that lung disease can be associated with an increased risk of dementia. Such a connection the researchers saw, after analyzing data from more than 14 thousand people, whose average age was 54 years.
“The likelihood of developing dementia in adults above, if they have lung disease,” said scientists.
It examined data on the health of people, gathered for over 23 years. During this period, subjects were examined and the lungs were checked for possible violations of cognitive functions. Dementia (dementia) during the project occurred in 1407.
Scientists have discovered how strongly connected a particular lung disease with cognitive decline.
“In people with restrictive lung disease (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, etc.) dementia developing in 58%. Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increased the risks of dementia by 33%,” the researchers determined.
By and large, the relatedness of lung disease with dementia scientists do not seem surprising and extraordinary. According to them, the lungs can provide adequate oxygen to the tissues of the brain, which can cause inflammation and damage to his blood vessels. The development of degenerative processes in this case can be considered quite natural.
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