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Schizophrenia patients show a higher dementia risk and lower cancer risk: Study

Schizophrenia patients are more likely to develop dementia and less likely to develop cancer, compared to people without the mental disorder. The researchers followed over 30,000 older adults for a decade and concluded that dementia rates were higher among people … The post Schizophrenia patients show a higher dementia risk and lower cancer risk: Study appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
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