Regular laxative use increases dementia risk: study

Risk for all-cause, vascular dementia was increased with number of regularly used laxative types
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Regular use of laxatives, especially use of multiple laxative types, is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, according to a study published in Neurology.

Assistant Professor Zhirong Yang, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenzhen, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving UK Biobank participants aged 40-69 with no history of dementia.