Forty-five-year-old women had a 48% likelihood of developing dementia, Parkinson's disease or stroke, compared with a 36% risk among men of the same age, researchers reported in the Journal of Neurology. Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Abnormal heart rhythm, hypertension, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes at baseline were more common among those diagnosed who later developed dementia, stroke or Parkinson's, suggesting preventive interventions might reduce risk, the authors wrote.
Dementia, Parkinson's, stroke more likely among women
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