Alzheimer's is a mental disorder that affects senior citizens. However, a recent research has found that people who are brought up in rural areas are more likely to be affected with Alzheimer's. The research was conducted by the researchers of Edinburgh University.
Although the researchers have claimed of having found one of the causes behind Alzheimer's, the link between Alzheimer's and rural area has not been found yet. However, it is believed that poor access to health care and other factors may lead to Alzheimer's.
For the research, the researchers looked at 51 academic papers on Alzheimer's, from all over the world. The UK, the US and Canada were some of the countries from where the data was collected. The findings of the researchers have been published in International Journal of Epidemiology.
The lead researcher of the study, Dr. Tom Russ, said, "We don't really know the mechanism. It could be to do with access to health care, exposure to some unknown substance, socioeconomic factors, or a number of other factors. We're currently looking into this question in more detail". It is hoped that the findings will help researchers in finding ways to prevent the development of Alzheimer's.
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