Prospective association of smoking and alcohol use with cognitive function in an elderly cohort.

@article{Edelstein1998ProspectiveAO,
  title={Prospective association of smoking and alcohol use with cognitive function in an elderly cohort.},
  author={Sharon L. Edelstein and Donna Kritz-Silverstein and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={1271-81}
}
Cross-sectional studies of the associations of alcohol and tobacco use with cognitive function do not take into account behavior change after memory loss or differential survival. This prospective study examines the association of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption at baseline with risk of poor cognitive function 13-18 years later. Between 1973 and 1975, 1469 relatively well-educated, noninstitutionalized men and women from Rancho Bernardo, California, answered standardized questions… CONTINUE READING
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