Take a shot at Alzheimer’s with an annual flu vaccine

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Take a shot at Alzheimer’s with an annual flu vaccine

Researchers have found that those who are vaccinated against flu have a lower risk of developing the disease

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To vaccinate or not? A new study has found that a single flu shot can offer 17% protection against Alzheimer’s disease and regular flu shots could provide another 13% protection.

Pneumonia vaccinations for people aged 65 to 75 also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 40%, depending on people’s genes, according to another study.

This also lowers the risk of dying: people with dementia have a greater risk of death (six times) after infections than those without it (three times)...

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