Alzheimer's disease, cancer are inversely related in older people

07/10/2013 | USA Today · WebMD

Cancer patients aged 60 and older were 35% less likely to have Alzheimer's disease, while older people with Alzheimer's had a 43% lower cancer risk than the general population, according to an Italian study in the journal Neurology. Being diagnosed with one condition appeared to offer considerable protection in terms of reducing the chances of developing the other, researchers said. The study analyzed data on 204,000 people in Italy.

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