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AAIC 2017: Racial disparities in dementia risk highlighted by new data

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New data, from a series of studies presented at 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017; 16–20 July, London, UK), has highlighted racial inequalities in the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the US. The research has suggested that dementia risk factors, such as early-life stress and infant mortality rate, appear to disproportionately affect African Americans in the population, contributing to racial disparity.
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