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Rong Xu

Med’s Rong Xu discusses her study reviewing medical records of over 6.2 million Americans

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Best LifeRong Xu, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed her study which reviewed medical records of over 6.2 million Americans, finding that people over 65 who contracted COVID-19 were roughly 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease within a year than those who did not. “We found the highest risk increase was observed in people older than 85 years old, and also women,” she said.