Being vaccinated against pneumonia could significantly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. In a study being presented at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Monday – held virtually this year – Duke University scientists looked at the medical records of people aged 65 and older. They found that receiving the pneumonia immunization before age 75 lowered the risk of the age-related brain disease by about one-third. What’s more, for those who didn’t have any genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s or dementia, the jab decreased the risk by up to 40 percent. A new study from Duke University found that receiving the pneumonia vaccine reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 25% to 30% and up to 40% in those without genetic risk factors (file image) ‘With the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are at the forefront of public health discussions,’ Dr Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, said in a statement. ‘It is important to explore their benefit in not only protecting against viral or bacterial infection but also improving long-term health outcomes.’ An estimated 5.8 million Americans above age 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020 and it’s expected to hit 13.8… Read full this story
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