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Research: People who get the flu shot have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s

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According to the news of Nature World News, scientists from the University of Houston Texas Health Science Center conducted a study examining the interest in flu vaccines and Alzheimer’s disease.

In the study, the data of more than 935 thousand vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals over the age of 65 were analyzed.

Within the scope of the study, dementia-related illness was detected in 5.1 percent of the vaccinated subjects and 8.5 percent of those who were not vaccinated, among the subjects followed for 4 years.

Experts said that people who get the flu vaccine have a 40 percent lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s compared to those who don’t.

According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 55 million people living with Alzheimer’s worldwide.

Alzheimer’s is defined as a neurodegenerative disease accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral changes by decreased daily activities and impaired cognitive abilities.

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