Dementia risk reduced with flu vaccine

Written by Lauren Pulling

Researchers from Taipei Medical University (New Taipei City, Taiwan) have suggested that influenza vaccination may lower the risk of dementia in heart failure patients. Following the large-scale study of more than 20,000 patients, the researchers propose that the vaccination reduces dementia risk by preventing inflammation that may be induced by flu. “Previous studies have shown that there is link between impairment in cognitive function and heart failure,” explained Ju-Chi Liu, Taipei Medical University. “Some reports have also suggested that inflammation after getting the flu might contribute to dementia. However, there are no solid data to demonstrate that influenza vaccination could...

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