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.
Study shows increasing prevalence of dementia worldwide
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