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Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe in WebMD on dementia risk factors

Jun 5
2018

Grantee in the News: Kristine Yaffe in WebMD on dementia risk factors View MoreBACK

On May 30, 2018, WebMD highlighted the research and insights of 2001 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging Scholar recipient Kristine Yaffe, M.D.

In “Risk Factors That Put You on The Road to Dementia,” Dr. Yaffe lends her insights on multiple dementia risk factors. “It’s not yet definitive, but in the past 5 years, we’ve made progress on identifying modifiable risk factors for which the evidence is pretty strong,” Dr. Yaffe states.

The article spotlights Dr. Yaffe’s co-authored research in JAMA Neurology on mild head injuries and the increased risk of dementia. The research concludes: “In this cohort study of more than 350,000 veterans, even mild TBI [traumatic brain injuries] without LOC [loss of consciousness] was associated with more than a 2-fold increase in the risk of dementia diagnosis.”

Read the article here and read Dr. Yaffe’s published research here.


Kristine Yaffe, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology and the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine.





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