Healio (7/28, Ernst) reports researchers now “estimate that dementia cases will almost triple to more than 152 million by 2050, with the greatest increases expected in Africa and the Middle East.” The study team arrived at this estimation by examining “data from the Global Burden of Disease study that was obtained between 1999 and 2019.” In addition, the research team found that “positive trends related to global education are anticipated to reduce rates of dementia around the world by 6.2 million cases by 2050,” whereas “trends in smoking, higher BMI and higher blood sugar are expected to increase rates by almost the same number of cases, 6.8 million.” The projections were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)