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Doctors believe that the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear only ten years after the death process begins. brain cells. The study, conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (USA), suggests that the blood test could detect the disease at a less advanced stage and extend the lives of patients. showed that more than half of Alzheimer's cases could potentially be prevented with changes in lifestyle and treatment or prevention of this chronic mental illness.

The analysis, published in The Lancet Neurology, was done with studies around the world and involved thousands of participants. After observing data, the researchers realized that some factors were extremely associated with the disease: sedentarism, depression, smoking, diabetes, hypertension in middle age and obesity in this period of life. Today, approximately 33.9 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's. According to the study, 17.2 million cases (representing 51%) are linked to the factors cited above. For the researchers, the data suggest that simple lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity level and stopping can have a major impact on Alzheimer's disease prevention.


Cysts in the breast may turn into cancer?

Cysts in the breast may turn into cancer?

First of all, let's explain what a cyst is in mammals and their types. Well, a mammary cyst corresponds to a dilatation of one of the mammary ducts, being filled with liquid in most cases - to this type we conceptualized as a simple cyst. Simple cyst is responsible for most cases of breast cysts and has no relation to risk of breast cancer.

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8 Common diabetes myths that need to be knocked out

8 Common diabetes myths that need to be knocked out

Diabetes is the target of the permanent creation of myths around you: there is always someone with a "magic formula" to help with treatment (as a rule, nothing scientifically proven) and many people, even lay people, In the opinion of the endocrinologist Rodrigo Moreira, a member of the National Board of the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Meta- chemistry (SBEM), this is because diabetes is one of the most common causes of diabetes.

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