Cardiovascular Disease and Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women: Results From the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study

@inproceedings{Haring2013CardiovascularDA,
  title={Cardiovascular Disease and Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women: Results From the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study},
  author={Bernhard Haring and Xiaoyan Leng and Jennifer Ernst Robinson and Karen C Johnson and Rebecca D. Jackson and Rebecca J Beyth and Jean Wactawski‐Wende and Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos and Joseph S. Goveas and Lewis H. Kuller and Sylvia Wassertheil‐Smoller},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Data on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and cognitive decline are conflicting. Our objective was to investigate if CVD is associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline and to examine whether hypertension, diabetes, or adiposity modify the effect of CVD on cognitive functioning. METHODS AND RESULTS Prospective follow-up of 6455 cognitively intact, postmenopausal women aged 65 to 79 years old enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS). CVD was determined… CONTINUE READING
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