Bad News for Older Smokers
Cigarette smoking is even worse for your health than previously thought. Dutch researchers have found that smokers over the age of 55 are 50 percent likelier to develop some form of dementia.
Reuters via Yahoo:
Smoking did not affect the Alzheimer’s risk for people who had that gene. But people who did not have the gene had a 70 percent higher risk of Alzheimer’s if they smoked.
Smoking could cause small strokes, which in turn damage the brain and cause dementia, Breteler said.