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3 Modifiable Risk Factors for Early Onset Dementia Identified
Study findings can be integrated into current dementia prevention initiatives.

Findings of a large study published in “JAMA Neurology” suggest that vitamin D deficiency, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, and social isolation are additional risk factors (among already-known factors) that can increase the risk for young-onset dementia (YOD). While investigators say the study was observational and additional research is necessary, they add that these findings identify modifiable risk factors for young-onset dementia that can be integrated in dementia prevention initiatives. Keep reading to learn more, including what the findings suggest about the link to YOD in men with diabetes and women with high CRP levels.

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