Physical activity, weight status, diabetes and dementia: a 34-year follow-up of the population study of women in Gothenburg.

@article{Mehlig2014PhysicalAW,
  title={Physical activity, weight status, diabetes and dementia: a 34-year follow-up of the population study of women in Gothenburg.},
  author={Kirsten Mehlig and Ingmar Skoog and Margda Waern and Junmei Miao Jonasson and Leif Lapidus and Cecilia Bj{\"o}rkelund and Svante Ostling and Lauren Lissner},
  journal={Neuroepidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={252-9}
}
BACKGROUND There is evidence of a synergistic interaction between obesity and sedentary lifestyle with respect to diabetes. Although diabetes is a known risk factor for dementia, it is unclear if both diseases have common aetiologies. METHODS A community-based sample of 1,448 Swedish women, aged 38-60 years and free of diabetes and dementia in 1968, was followed by means of up to 5 examinations spread over 34 years. 9.6% of all women developed diabetes and 11.4% developed dementia (over 40… CONTINUE READING
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