Alzheimer's and Cancer May Not Go With Each Other

According to a research published in the journal Neurology, it has been unveiled that patients living with Alzheimer's disease have reduced risk of suffering from cancer.

On the other hand, patients living with cancer have lower risk of getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The research, which has been carried out by a group of researchers from the National Research Council of Italy, has uncovered the above mentioned findings in comparison to people living from cancer.

Lead researcher Dr. Massimo Musicco said that in order to reach at the above given result, he with team has carried out an analysis of data of more than six-years that is from 2004 to 2009. The data consisted of details of 204,468 northern Italian men, who were aged over 60 years.

After analyzing the data, it was found that 2,832 have developed Alzheimer's disease and 21,451 people developed cancer. But just 161 people were the ones who have developed both the problems.

Dr. Musicco said that with passage of time, more number of people has been getting diagnosed with cancer and Alzheimer's. Therefore, it has become important to explore different factors and find ways to treat the problems.

"While other studies have noted this relationship before, this is the largest study to date and it has several strengths over previous studies", said Dr. Musicco.