“Even a slight decrease in kidney function has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and infections,” said study author Hong Xu of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, according to a report by the scientific journal Neuroscience. “There is increasing evidence of a relationship between the kidneys and the brain.”
The study showed that, in addition to chronic kidney disease, the risk of developing dementia increases with age, with no effective treatments to slow or prevent dementia. It is important to identify potential risk factors that are modifiable if we can prevent or delay some cases of dementia by preventing or treating kidney disease. Therefore, this may have important public health benefits. Our study shows that decreased kidney function is associated with the development of dementia, but it does not prove that it is a cause.