New research was published in Neurology recently. It’s sure to shock and worry a lot of people. About 1 in 25 Americans have blood type AB. These people are twice as more likely than those with other blood types to develop dementia.Research was done on more than 30,000 participants. They found that people with blood type AB were 82 percent more likely to experience cognitive impairments and memory conditions.The different genetic variations in different blood types is due to blood clotting proteins. A hematologist at the University of Vermont explained that these proteins change the risk for vascular diseases.Naturally, the brain needs plenty of blood to function properly. There is a lot of oxygen found in blood so certain blood types are more prone to heart disease, stroke, blood clots and rare forms of cancer.Now those people out there reading this that have blood type AB, you don’t need to freak out just yet. Even though, the risk was more prevalent, overall it was still relatively low. Of course, to better decrease your chances of developing dementia later on in life is to take the necessary health precautions now. Our Las Vegas radiology experts have some health tips for you to follow in order to prevent dementia:
Along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting routine diagnostic exams can be helpful. Though a regular CT scan can’t prevent the dementia, it can detect it early enough to take necessary precautions to avoid progression. Schedule an appointment with the radiologist Las Vegas trusts most. Contact Steinberg Diagnostic at 702.732.6300 for more information.