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Three new risk factors for dementia that can all be moderated

2020-10-28

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni is interviewed on Swedish science radio on newly found risk factors for dementia development that have been pointed out by the members of a commission for the Scientific journal The Lancet. The three factors: alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution add to an earlier list of nine factors. The twelve risk factors are responsible for around 40% of all dementia occurence.
The newly determined factors can be relieved by change in living habits or stricter legislation.

Read the article in The Lancet

Listen to the interview (in Swedish)

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First e-meetings with Ethical and Scientific Advisory Boards

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Societal Advisory Board e-meeting

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E-meeting of NEAR database managers

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The NEAR database managers have conducted two e-meetings regarding the new platform of NEAR on November 3d and November 13th.