News at GaúchaZH highlights a paper published by our researcher

This article reports on a recent study led by Professor Raphael Castilhos and our postdoctoral fellow Willians Borelli, published in the Lancet Regional Health: Americas, where the impact of potentially preventable risk factors for dementia in the Brazilian population was identified. The study evaluated the percentage of dementia cases that would be avoided if risk factors such as hearing loss, physical inactivity, and hypertension, among others, were controlled in the population. The main conclusion of the research was that around 50% of all cases of dementia in the country could be avoided. This means that if risk factors are controlled, what could halve the number of dementia in the country.

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