Meta-analysis of modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Meta-analysis of modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Wei Xu and Lorwai Tan and Hui-Fu Wang and Teng Jiang and M S Tan and Qing-Fei Zhao and Jie-Qiong Li and Jun Wang and Jintai Yu},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={86 12},
BACKGROUND The aetiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is believed to involve environmental exposure and genetic susceptibility. The aim of our present systematic review and meta-analysis was to roundly evaluate the association between AD and its modifiable risk factors. METHODS We systematically searched PubMed and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to July 2014, and the references of retrieved relevant articles. We included prospective cohort studies and retrospective… CONTINUE READING


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