4 May 2018

Could Pacific boxers be at higher risk of early-onset dementia?

From Nine To Noon, 9:32 am on 4 May 2018

Young Pasifika men considering careers in boxing are being warned that they could be at greater risk of early-onset dementia. New research on a cluster of eight former amateur or professional boxers - all Pasifika and living in South Auckland - showed that seven of the men developed dementia before age 65. Kathryn Ryan speaks with the lead author of the research, Dr Vahid Payman who is recommending anyone in this risk group considering a boxing career to get tested for other risk factors.