Presence of abdominal hernia increases risk of developing dementia

Takeaway

  • Presence of abdominal hernias increases risk of subsequent development of dementia by 1.24-fold, irrespective of age, sex, socioeconomic factors, urbanization, and comorbidities.

Why this matters

    This is the first clinical study to highlight a possible link between hernia and the development of dementia. Potential screening strategies could be implemented for early detection of dementia for high‐risk individuals (for example, advanced age) with co‐existing hernia.