Brazilians with dementia to quadruple in 30 years – study

A study points out that the incidence of Alzheimer's and other types of dementia has doubled in Brazil in the last decades. For researchers, lack of control of risk factors, such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle, explains the increase.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 1 million Brazilians suffer from dementia today - most of them suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Thirty years ago, there were 500,000. Thirty years from now, there will be 4 million.

This is the main conclusion of a study conducted by researchers from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and the University of Queensland, Australia. The work was published on Wednesday, April 14th in the Brazilian Journal . . .

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