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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The Pro12Ala polymorphism of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) has been associated with decreased obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and other age-associated diseases such as cognitive impairment, hypertension, cancer, osteoarthritis. Each one of these diseases had been linked to depression. Moreover,(More)
OBJECTIVE the goal of this study was to determine the relationship between health status, including self-rated health status and chronic disease, and risk for depression among the elderly. METHOD MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library Database were used to identify potential studies. The studies were classified into cross-sectional and longitudinal(More)
BACKGROUND There is association between sleep quality and arterial blood pressure, but it is still unclear if the association also exists in the very elderly. We examined the individual association between sleep quality and arterial blood pressure among the very elderly. MATERIAL/METHODS The present study analyzed data from a survey that was conducted on(More)
Cigarette smoking had been confirmed as an increased risk for dyslipidemia, but none of the evidence was from long-lived population. In present study, we detected relationship between cigarette smoking habits and serum lipid/lipoprotein (serum Triglyceride (TG), Total cholesterol (TC), Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)) among(More)
PURPOSE The authors examined the individual association between sleep quality and cognitive function among the very elderly. METHODS The present study analyzed data from a survey that was conducted on all residents aged 90 years or older in a district; there were 2,311,709 inhabitants in 2005. Cognitive function and sleep quality were measured using the(More)
In this study, we examined the existence of relationship between sleep quality and dementia in subjects aged 90 years and above. The sample included 216 men and 444 women. Dementia and sleep quality were measured with 30-item mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and the Pittsburgh sleep quality index, respectively. Subjects with dementia had higher sleep(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effective components and the feasibility of collaborative care interventions (CCIs) in the treatment of depression in older patients. METHODS Systematic review of randomized controlled trials, in which CCIs were used to manage depression in patients aged 60 or older. RESULTS We identified 3 randomized controlled trials(More)
We examined the existence of a relationship between polymorphism and dementia in subjects aged 90 years and above. The sample included 732 unrelated Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians (aged 90–108 years, mean age 93.68 years; 67.5% women). The Pro12Ala variant was examined using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism. Cognitive(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we explored association between hypertension and depression in the very elderly using a sample ranged in age from 90 to 108 years. METHODS A cross-sectional study. RESULTS The sample included 687 unrelated Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians (67.4% women, mean age 93.51 years). The mean depression score (measured with brief 23-item(More)