AAIC 2018: Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

Written by Jade Parker, Future Science Group

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: Associations between dementia risk and number of children, number of miscarriages, age at first menstrual period, and reproductive period In a separate study, a correlation between cumulative months of pregnancy and Alzheimer’s risk A need for sex-based standards for cognitive assessments, to improve early detection in women Link between reproductive history and dementia risk in women...

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