Inverse occurrence of Alzheimer’s and cancer

A study of over 1 million people in Italy has revealed that those with Alzheimer’s disease are less likely to have cancer, and vice versa.

It was found that patients with Alzheimer’s were half as likely to get cancer as those who didn’t. Conversely, the risk of Alzheimer’s for patients with cancer was 35% lower than average.

The researchers concluded that although the risk of both cancer and Alzheimer’s increases with age, it is more likely that a person will get one or the other, rather than both.

Read more at American Academy of Neurology