Cigarettes Double Alzheimer's Risk
Mark Underwood joins Dr. DeSilva to discuss a recent study of 21,000 baby boomers that found those who smoked more than two packs a day were 157% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than non-smokers, and were 172% more likely to be diagnosed with vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia.
Neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood is president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark is the author of "Gift from the Sea - How a Protein from Jellyfish Fights the Aging Process", and a contributor to the "Brain Health Guide" which offers practical tips to help keep our brains functioning at optimal capacity in aging.
Gift from the Sea
Dr. Derrick DeSilva
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