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Dementia, Parkinson's, stroke more likely among women

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.

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