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Lung disease in middle age may be a risk factor for dementia later in life

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Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to new research published online Nov. 26, 2018 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Compared to those without lung disease, the odds of dementia or mild cognitive impairment were 58% higher among those with restrictive lung disease and 33% higher among those with obstructive lung disease. Low results on forced expiratory volume in one second (F
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