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A sharp increase in brain and nerve diseases due to an increase in infections

New research in the UK has found that cases of Alzheimer's and other dementias have tripled in UK men in the last 20 years

Juliet Jewitt. Guardian, Haaretz, voila!

The cases of dementia (dementia) in men in the UK have tripled as a result of an increase in infections and nutrition, this is just one of the alarming figures appearing in a new report published in the British Public Health Magazine. The study revealed a sharp increase in brain diseases in the West in the last 20 years.

The report, compiled by researchers from the Universities of Bournemouth and Southampton, reviews the cases of brain diseases in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and several Western European countries. Between the years 1979-1997. The researchers compared the number of deaths in the first three years of the study and the last three and found that the number of dementia diseases, mainly Alzheimer's, doubled among men and increased by almost 90% among women in the UK. All other countries recorded significant increases.

Other diseases that affect the nervous system, such as Parkinson's and the like, have increased by 50% in both women and men in all countries except Japan. This increase is similar to the rate of increase in cancer.

"It really scared me," said Professor Colin Pritchard from Bournemouth University. "These are serious diseases, more people get sick with them, and they appear at younger ages, we have to look at the environment and ask ourselves, what are we doing?" Pritchard emphasized that the study took into account the increase in life expectancy and the improvement in diagnostic ability.

Prof. Pritchard said that it seems that the causes of the increase in morbidity are infections from various sources, including gas emissions, industrial chemicals and many others. Poor nutrition is also an important factor, according to Pritchard, who said that Japan, where most of the findings are less severe, proves the importance of nutrition in the increase in morbidity.

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