ANESTHESIA BOOSTS DEMENTIA RISKS FOR ELDERLY

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PARIS, France: General anesthesia for the elderly boosts the risks of dementia by more than a third, according to a study by French doctors. Researchers led by Francois Sztark at the University of Bordeaux in southwestern France analyzed data from a long-term study into cognitive decline covering 9,300 elderly people in three French cities. The volunteers — average age 75 — were interviewed when they were recruited into the study and then two, four, seven and 10 years afterwards. Those who had received general anesthesia were 35 percent likelier to develop dementia symptoms by the next follow-up interview compared with counterparts who had not had general anesthetic.

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