Mayo study: General anesthesia not tied to dementia in elderly

05/1/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Receiving general anesthesia during surgical procedures after the age of 45 was not associated with increased odds of being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease later, Mayo Clinic researchers found. The findings, based on data involving 900 patients with dementia, were published in journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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