Home / Resources / Test Your Knowledge / Do These Raise Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?

Do These Raise Alzheimer’s Disease Risk?

Jul 28, 2018

Which one of the following is NOT associated with increased Alzheimer's disease risk?


Answer: B. Statin Use

Explanation: Several studies have found that statin use is associated with decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Diabetes, lower social engagement, and both low and high levels of hemoglobin are among a number of other factors associated with increased risk, according to a recent systematic review published in Neurotoxicology.


Hersi M, et al. Neurotoxicology. 2017 Mar 29 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2017.03.006.