Zhang Yan-Ling

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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE In this study, we explored the association between cognitive impairment and depression in the very elderly using a sample aged 90-108 years. METHODS A cross-sectional study. RESULTS The sample included 682 unrelated Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians (67.25% women, mean age of 93.49 years). The mean depression score (measured with the brief(More)
In this study, we examined the association of fasting serum insulin (FSI) and fasting serum glucose (FSG) with cognitive impairment in the very elderly using a sample of Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians. This study used data from a survey that was conducted in 2005 on all residents aged 90 years or more in a district with 2,311,709 inhabitants. FSG, FSI,(More)
OBJECTIVE Cigarette smoking has been confirmed as a factor influencing arterial blood pressure. In the present study, we studied whether cigarette smoking habits were still associated with arterial blood pressure among Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians. METHODS The present study analyzed data from a survey conducted on all residents aged 90 years or more(More)
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