Body mass index in dementia

  title={Body mass index in dementia},
  author={Sara Garcia-Ptacek and Gerd Fax{\'e}n-Irving and Pavla {\vC}erm{\'a}kov{\'a} and Maria Eriksdotter and Dorota Religa},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
This review comprehensively examines the current knowledge on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dementia. The association between BMI and cognition is complex: in younger adults, higher BMIs are associated with impaired cognition. Overweight and obesity in middle age are linked to increased future dementia risk in old age. However, when examined in old age, higher BMIs are associated with better cognition and decreased mortality. Little is known about the optimal BMI for well… CONTINUE READING
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