47 million people suffering from Dementia worldwide

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A new study has found that there are many environmental factors which are responsible for the risk of developing dementia.

This research is carried by a group of scientists from the University of Edinburg, the team has analysed research on the study for 60 times so that they would able to find reasonable factors.

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Factors associated with dementia are: high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity and low educational attainment which are based on both genetic and lifestyle factors though they left the risk of third dementia unexplained.

After looking at the environmental factors in the study they found that the lack of vitamin-D which is released by the body at the time of exposure to the sunlight is also linked with the conditions since it was also linked with the exposure to air pollution and some types of pesticides.

However, the evidence was mixed, which the researchers found in the study but the mineral which is found in the drinking water is also connected with the condition.

The studies were conducted in both the size and quality and therefore the researchers needed to Research further on related to this study.

The research team has also shortlisted the risk factors which they highlighted during this study which leads to moderate, not high but at least moderate amount of risk.

Dr Tom Rush form the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh commented on the importance of the findings and also on the further research and said, “Our ultimate goal is to prevent or delay the onset of dementia. Environmental risk factors are an important new area to consider here, particularly since we might be able to do something about them.”

According to the research published in the journal BMC Geriatrics, there will be more than 131 million people by 2050 which will be suffering from dementia as the population is continue to be alive longer, the number is likely to rise in future.

Today there are almost 47 million are living with the dementia condition all around the world.

(By- Ishita Chauhan)