"KP_PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> abagooba zoink larblortch
news:OLBKa.22599$3o3.1730234 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
> I caught a Report on a study that has found
> an inverse correlation between Education
> and Alzheimer's on National Public Radio
> [NPR] =Morning Edition= this morning.
This is old news within the field, even if the popular press has only
recently "discovered" it. In addition to formal educational attainment, a
few studies have shown that ongoing intellectual stimulation correlates to
reduced AD risk. Likewise, smaller adult head (cranium) size is a risk
factor for AD.
Scarmeas, N., and Stern, Y. 2003. Cognitive reserve and lifestyle. J Clin
Exp Neuropsychol 25:625-633.
Hall, K., Gureje, O., Gao, S., Ogunniyi, A., Hui, S.L., Baiyewu, O.,
Unverzagt, F.W., Oluwole, S., and Hendrie, H.C. 1998. Risk factors and
Alzheimer's disease: a comparative study of two communities. Aust N Z J