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Grantees in the News: Kristine Yaffe, MD, publishes study linking anemia to dementia

Aug 1
2013

Grantees in the News: Kristine Yaffe, MD, publishes study linking anemia to dementia View MoreBACK

Former Beeson scholar Kristine Yaffe was the senior researcher on a study just published in the online journal Neurology, and covered in the New York Times Well blog. The study, which linked anemia to an increased risk for dementia, followed 2,552 healthy men and women for eleven years, “recording their red blood cell count and administering tests of mental functioning at regular intervals.” It concludes that after adjusting for various factors, participants that were anemic at the beginning of the study had a 49 percent increased risk for dementia by the end of the research period. Dr. Yaffe is a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and was awarded an AFAR Beeson Award in 2001.

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