Salivary cortisol, brain volumes, and cognition in community-dwelling elderly without dementia.

@article{Geerlings2015SalivaryCB,
  title={Salivary cortisol, brain volumes, and cognition in community-dwelling elderly without dementia.},
  author={Mirjam I Geerlings and Sigurdur E Sigurdsson and Gudny Eiriksdottir and M. E. Berlanga Garc{\'i}a and Tamara B. Harris and Vilmundur Gudnason and Lenore J. Launer},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={85 11},
  pages={
          976-83
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated the associations of morning and evening salivary cortisol levels with regional brain volumes and cognitive functioning in community-dwelling older persons without dementia. METHOD From the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility (AGES)-Reykjavik Study, we included 4,244 persons without dementia (age 76 ± 5 years, 58% women) who had 1.5T brain MRI, assessment of cognitive functioning, and saliva collected at home 45 minutes after awakening and at night. Linear regression… CONTINUE READING

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