Metabolic syndrome and 16-year cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults.

@article{McEvoy2012MetabolicSA,
  title={Metabolic syndrome and 16-year cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults.},
  author={Linda K. McEvoy and Gail A. Laughlin and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Jaclyn N Bergstrom and Donna Kritz-Silverstein and Claudia Der-Martirosian and Denise G von M{\"u}hlen},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={310-7}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether metabolic syndrome is associated with accelerated cognitive decline in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS A longitudinal study of 993 adults (mean 66.8 ± 8.7 years) from the Rancho Bernardo Study. Metabolic syndrome components, defined by 2001 NCEP-ATP III criteria, were measured in 1984-1987. Cognitive function was first assessed in 1988-1992. Cognitive assessments were repeated approximately every 4 years, for a maximum 16-year follow-up. Mixed-effects… CONTINUE READING
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