Rosacea linked to Dementia

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COPENHAGEN – A study led by researchers at University of Copenhagen finds the common skin disorder rosacea, may be linked to an increased risk of dementia.

The study followed more than 80-thousand people with the skin condition, which causes redness and bumps on the face.

It showed the patients were 7% more likely to develop dementia and 25% more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease, than people without the condition.

The risk was highest among older adults and those diagnosed by a hospital dermatologist.

Patients with rosacea have elevated levels of certain proteins that are also involved in neurogenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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