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o Explain to patients who ask that there are many different causes of weight loss, and that there is no evidence to suggest that weight loss itself might be a risk factor for dementia.

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 20 -- A decade before women develop dementia, they may begin to have an unexplained loss of weight, according to investigators here.

Women who went on to develop dementia weighed an average of 12 pounds less at the time of diagnosis than non-demented age-matched controls, reported David Knopman, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic, and colleagues, in a retrospective case-control study.

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http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/alzheimer-dementia/article/10168/58646

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