DOC­TOR’S NOTE

Coventry Telegraph - - CELEBRITY WELLBEING -

SMOK­ING in­creases the risk of suf­fer­ing de­men­tia, new re­search sug­gests.

A study found those who never smoked and those who did but have quit had less chance of de­vel­op­ing the brain con­di­tion than those who still smoke cig­a­rettes.

The Korean study, pub­lished in the An­nals of Clin­i­cal and Trans­la­tional Neu­rol­ogy, found peo­ple who had never smoked had 19% less chance of de­vel­op­ing Alzheimer’s and a 29% less chance of de­vel­op­ing vas­cu­lar de­men­tia.

Mean­while, those who had smoked long-term but re­cently packed in had a 14% less chance of de­vel­op­ing Alzheimer’s later in life.

Not smok­ing or quit­ting can cut risk of deme­tia

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