Worry, jealousy, moodiness linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's in women

October 1, 2014 8:16 PM

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Worry, jealousy, moodiness linked to higher risk of Alzheimer's in women

Women who are anxious, jealous, or moody and distressed in middle age may be at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a nearly 40-year-long study published in the October 1, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

"Most Alzheimer's research has been devoted to factors such as education, heart and blood risk factors, head trauma, family history and genetics," said study author Lena Johannsson, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Personality may influence the individual's risk for demen...

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