Association between erythrocyte sedimentation rate and IQ in Swedish males aged 18–20

  title={Association between erythrocyte sedimentation rate and IQ in Swedish males aged 18–20},
  author={H{\aa}kan Karlsson and Bj{\"o}rn Ahlborg and Christina Dalman and Tomas Hemmingsson},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
OBJECTIVE To investigate if signs of inflammation are associated with performance on a contemporaneous IQ-test in males aged 18-20. DESIGN Cohort study using data from the conscript register on performance on an IQ-test and on erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR) measured in 1969/70. Data on cardiovascular risk factors measured at conscription and national register data on childhood circumstances at age 10 were considered as potential sources of confounding. Data from national registers was… CONTINUE READING

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