Alzheimer’s disease is associated with a reduced risk of cancer — and vice versa, a study suggests.
Researchers followed more than 3,000 people aged 65 and above for the study. Those who had Alzheimer’s at the start of the study were 69 percent less likely to be admitted to hospital with cancer. And those with cancer at the study’s start were 43 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s than the cancer free.
While the study suggests that there might be a link between cancer and Alzheimer’s, it is much too soon to say for certain whether the two diseases are connected.