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AAIC 2018: Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

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Studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC; 22–26 July, IL, USA) have highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease across the life course, including the first ever large-scale study of reproductive history and dementia risk in women.

Key studies include:

Link between reproductive history and dementia risk in women

The first-ever large-scale epidemiological investigation in the USA of various aspects of reproductive history and dementia risk has revealed a correlation between risk of dementia and the number of children, number of miscarriages, age at the time of first menstrual period, age at natural menopause and reproductive period.

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