Study Finds Alzheimer’s Disease Is Linked to Rosacea

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A recent study has found that people who suffered from the skin condition rosacea could be at an increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease according to a report from the National Rosacea Society.

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A Danish study found that patients with rosacea had a seven percent increased chance of developing dementia, and a 25 percent increased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The risk for women with rosacea was greater than for men, at 28 percent compared to 16 percent.

Rosacea is a skin disease characterized by the overproduction of certain proteins including matrix metalloproteinases and antimicrobial peptides. These proteins have also been found to be involved in neurological diseases such as dementia and Alzhiemer’s disease.

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