An 18-year follow-up of overweight and risk of Alzheimer disease.

  title={An 18-year follow-up of overweight and risk of Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Deborah Ruth Gustafson and Elisabet Rothenberg and K Blennow and Bertil Steen and Ingmar Skoog},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={163 13},
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are epidemic in Western societies and constitute a major public health problem because of adverse effects on vascular health. Vascular factors may play a role in the development of a rapidly growing disease of late life, Alzheimer disease (AD). Using body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters), we examined whether overweight is a risk factor for dementia and AD. METHODS The relationship between BMI and… CONTINUE READING
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