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“It’s not just the risk of a disease, it’s the whole life that’s impacted by it,” said Dr. James LaRocca, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School.
“It makes people more vulnerable to dementia, to other conditions that can be linked to the disease.
We’re living in an era of a greater risk for dementia, but also for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, dementia.”
LaRoco and his colleagues wrote that in the past 50 years, the incidence of dementia in the U.S. increased by nearly 200 percent, from 4,000 cases in the late 1960s to more than 14,000 in the early 2000s.
In that time, the number of new cases of dementia quadrupled and the number in the first three years of life rose by nearly 2.5 million.
LaROCCA said the number is still far higher than it should be.
For instance, a person living with Alzheimer’s is more likely to die from a heart attack than from a stroke.
And even if someone who has dementia dies of a heart or a stroke, their risk for developing dementia is likely to be even higher, LaRoca said.
“We don’t know why the risk for a disease like dementia has risen so much, but we know it’s an enormous risk for our population,” he said.
LaVecas team, however, found that there is little evidence that genetically modified foods pose a threat to the brain.
They noted that a study by the National Institutes of Health found that the risks of a gene mutation in one of the people’s genes were similar to those in a group of people living with dementia.
In other words, the risk is much lower than the risk from a normal person living in the same neighborhood.
LaRoccas team found that two out of five of the more than 1,300 participants in the study had no known genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s.
The researchers also found that people who ate GM foods had lower risk of developing dementia than those who ate non-GM foods.
And a recent study found that consumers who ate genetically modified soybeans and corn products had a significantly lower risk for Alzheimers than people who did not.
But Dr. Andrew Smith, a professor of genetics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who wasn’t involved in the new study, said there are important limitations.
“The fact that the researchers found no genetic effect on the risk (of Alzheimer’s) at all doesn’t mean there isn’t one,” Smith said.
Smith noted that the study participants were people with similar lifestyles and health and the researchers did not compare them to a broader population of people.
Also, people who consume GM foods may be more likely than people not to be able to digest them or be exposed to the bacteria in the food, Smith said, and also that the foods might not be the best source of vitamins and minerals.
Other researchers have been more cautious about the potential dangers.
In a study published in the journal Science in April, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at more than 50,000 people over 40 and found that a third of them were genetically modified.
Researchers said that even after taking into account the genetic risks, the study concluded that GM foods are safe to eat.
One of the most important things to remember is that these are not foods that you should be eating,” said Julie Hirsch, a clinical geneticist and a professor at the Harvard School of Environmental Health Sciences, who was not involved in that study.
And the FDA has taken a dim view of GM foods, saying they have been shown to increase the risk and that they could be toxic. “
They’re not the safest foods,” she said.
And the FDA has taken a dim view of GM foods, saying they have been shown to increase the risk and that they could be toxic.
The agency said in a statement that while the safety of GM food remains a matter of scientific debate, it “has concluded that there are no scientific indications for safety and that GM food should be avoided.”
However, the FDA did not rule out labeling GMOs that are not safe, like soybeans.
A recent study by researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found in their study that GM plants can grow in the soil and in the water.
The researchers concluded that they had found “no evidence of herbicide-resistant GM crops.”
And the Environmental Protection Agency, the agency that regulates food safety, has also made it clear that GM crops pose no risk to the environment.
If you or someone you know has dementia, please call the National Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-2465.