A 2,645 person, population-based study conducted by researchers from Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands highlights a link between poor kidney function and brain disorders. The scientists uncovered an intriguing association between poor kidney function and decreased blood supply to the brain. They also found that those participants with diminished kidney function and decreased cerebral blood flow were at higher risk of stroke and dementia. Further study may reveal whether preserving or improving kidney function could ultimately protect brain health.
Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders, ScienceDaily, August 6, 2015