Before we delve in this startling news, you need to read about a new blood test that predicts Alzheimer and dementia. It’s amazing that so many medical breakthroughs are being made every day! It gives us hope that one day we would be able to eradicate disease. A new study that gives us an insight into old age and disease is one done by the Alzheimer’s Association that says that older women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer. If you think this is a startling find, then we invite you to read on!
Older Women are Twice As Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s Than Breast Cancer
This is the conclusion of a report that was performed by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you think that the results are quite shocking, then you’d be right. As it was known, as women grow old, the risk of getting breast cancer rises, but the study that was performed on a bit over 3,000 adults revealed that women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer.
Out of 5 million people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States of America, 3.2 million of them are women. The general consensus on why this happens is that women have a longer life span, which can only mean that they are more likely to reach the age when the disease appears.
But Angela Geiger, strategy officer of the Alzheimer’s Association believes that further studies are to be performed before a final conclusion is drawn. The biological differences between women and men need to be determined (if there are any) and only then can scientists come up with a definite answer is older women are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s’ than breast cancer.
Did you know that every minute someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease? Do you know someone who’s battling the disease? What do you think about the study? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.