According to the Usnews report, Swedish scientists examined the health data of 330,000 people in Stockholm for up to 5 years to investigate the effect of kidney ailments on “dementia”.
The study found that gradual loss of the kidneys’ ability to filter blood can increase the risk of “dementia”.
In the study, which pointed out that those with normal kidney function filtered from 90 to 104 milli liters per minute, it was revealed that those whose kidneys were filtered to 30 milli liters were 4 times more likely to develop dementia.
Dr. Hong Xu stated that even a slight decrease in kidney function is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and infections.
Pointing out that there is no cure for dementia, Xu noted that determining the risk factors of this disease is important in combating dementia.
On the other hand, the study emphasized that 15 percent of adults in the US suffer from kidney disease.
Details of the study have been published in the journal Neurology.