Large study ties anesthesia to increased risk of dementia

03/11/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Individuals who received anesthesia during surgery were at almost twice the risk of developing dementia within three to seven years after the procedure, according to a study of data involving more than 135,00 people ages 50 and older in Taiwan. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship, researchers cautioned.

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