Risk of dementia through chronic inflammatory bowel disease
More and more people suffer from dementia, the causes of the disease are not clear up to nowadays. In a recent study in Taiwan found of Researchers is now evidence of a connection between the risk of dementia and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the current study with a more than twice as high a risk of dementia compared to the General population, reports the German Ärzteblatt. In addition, the dementia kicking in people with chronic intestinal significant inflammation of the earlier in appearance. Were published the study results in the journal “Good”.
Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
On the basis of the data of 1.742 people with inflammatory bowel disease from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database, the researchers examined possible correlations with the risk of dementia. All Participants were older than 45 years of age and had received between the years of 1998 and 2011, either the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
The research team also evaluated the cognitive health of the Participants over a period of 16 years after diagnosis and compared this with a control group of 17.420 persons without chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
Higher risk of dementia and earlier diagnosis
The data analysis revealed a significantly increased incidence of dementia disorders in persons with inflammatory bowel disease (5.5 percent, compared with 1.4 percent in the control group). The dementia kicked in earlier in appearance (diagnosis in the average age of 76,24 years 83,45 years in the control group). Particularly strong is the likelihood of Alzheimer’s was a disease (most common Form of dementia) increases.
Differences between men and women or the various forms of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases were not ends according to the statement, the researchers observed. However, the risk of dementia, apparently, with the increasing duration of this chronic inflammatory bowel disease increases.
“These results highlight the need for future research to clarify the connection between chronic inflammatory bowel disease, and dementia,” concluded the scientists. (fp)