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Study shows increasing prevalence of dementia worldwide

Researchers found that the number of individuals with dementia around the world rose from 20.2 million in 1990 to 43.8 million in 2016, and the number of dementia-related deaths jumped 148% during the same period. The findings in The Lancet Neurology, based on 2016 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study data, also showed that smoking, increased sugar-sweetened drink consumption, and elevated body mass index and fasting blood glucose increased the odds of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

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