Obesity, diabetes and cognitive deficit: The Framingham Heart Study.

  title={Obesity, diabetes and cognitive deficit: The Framingham Heart Study.},
  author={M Fern{\'a}ndez El{\'i}as and Penelope K. Elias and Lisa Sullivan and Philip A. Wolf and Ralph B. D'Agostino},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  volume={26 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the independent effects of obesity on cognitive performance and to examine interactions between obesity and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). METHODS Using a prospective design, male (n=551) and female (n=872) participants of the Framingham Heart Study were classified as obese (yes/no), diabetic (yes/no), and the number of diabetes-years was determined by data collected over an 18-year surveillance period. All subjects were free from dementia, stroke, and… CONTINUE READING


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