Homocysteine (Hcy) and cognitive performance in a population sample of elderly Brazilians.

  title={Homocysteine (Hcy) and cognitive performance in a population sample of elderly Brazilians.},
  author={M{\'a}rcio Tassino and Tania Fernandes Campos and Ricardo Oliveira Guerra},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={48 2},
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) has been suggested as a predictive factor of cognitive alterations. Brazil has one of the highest aging dementia rates among the world's emerging countries. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of Hcy levels on the cognitive performance of low-income elderly. This cross-sectional study was developed in an urban center in the Northeast of Brazil and included 205 eligible community-dwelling older adults. A multidimensional questionnaire was used to… CONTINUE READING
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