Skin Cancer Linked with Lower Alzheimer's Risk

May 15, 2013 8:01 PM

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Skin Cancer Linked with Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Though it's smart to take steps to prevent skin cancer, people diagnosed with the non-melanoma types of the disease may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Study participants who had been diagnosed with either basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer were nearly 80 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer's, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

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