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Men More Susceptible to Memory Decline

Wednesday, 08 Sep 2010 08:49 AM

Aging men are 1.5 times more likely to have problems with memory and thinking than women, according to new research published in Neurology. The study of 2,050 people found that mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which goes beyond the mental decline explained by normal aging, can lead to Alzheimer’s.

"This is the first study conducted among community-dwelling persons to find a higher prevalence of MCI in men," study researcher Ronald Petersen, the director of Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn., told LiveScience. "If these results are confirmed in other studies, it may suggest that factors related to gender play a role in the disease. For example, men may experience cognitive decline earlier in life but more gradually, whereas women may transition from normal memory directly to dementia at a later age but more quickly."

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