In this cohort study of 10,420 adults, researchers investigated the midlife vascular and lifestyle risk factors for late-onset epilepsy. Outcomes suggest an association of hypertension, diabetes, smoking, APOE ?4 allele number, activity level, and alcohol use with late-onset epilepsy. They identified that stroke and dementia were associated with late-onset epilepsy, however, vascular and lifestyle risk factors remained significant even in the absence of stroke or dementia.
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March 24, 2020
Study Finds More Mental Health Visits Decreases Risk of Suicide Among Youths
Study finds that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, among other conditions. In addition, the odds of suicide decreased among those who had more mental health visits within the 30 days before the date of suicide.