Blood inflammatory markers and risk of dementia: The Conselice Study of Brain Aging.

@article{Ravaglia2007BloodIM,
  title={Blood inflammatory markers and risk of dementia: The Conselice Study of Brain Aging.},
  author={Giovanni Ravaglia and Paola Forti and Fabiola Maioli and Martina Chiappelli and Fausta Montesi and Emanuela Tumini and Erminia Mariani and Federico Licastro and Christopher Patterson},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={1810-20}
}
Incidence studies of blood inflammatory markers as predictors of dementia in older age are few and did not take into account hyperhomocysteinemia, although this condition is associated with both inflammation and increased risk of dementia. We investigated the relationships of baseline serum C-reactive protein (CRP), serum interleukin 6 (IL6), plasma alpha-1-antichymotrypsin, and hyperhomocysteinemia (defined as plasma total homocysteine>15 micromol/L) with risk of incident Alzheimer's disease… CONTINUE READING