Smoking and cognitive decline among middle-aged men and women: the Doetinchem Cohort Study.

@article{Nooyens2008SmokingAC,
  title={Smoking and cognitive decline among middle-aged men and women: the Doetinchem Cohort Study.},
  author={Astrid C J Nooyens and Boukje Maria van Gelder and W. M. Monique Verschuren},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 12},
  pages={2244-50}
}
OBJECTIVES We studied the effect of smoking on cognitive decline over a 5-year period at middle age (43 to 70 years). METHODS In the Doetinchem Cohort Study, 1964 men and women in the Netherlands were examined for cognitive function at baseline and 5 years later. The association between smoking status and memory function, speed of cognitive processes, cognitive flexibility, and global cognitive function were assessed. RESULTS At baseline, smokers scored lower than never smokers in global… CONTINUE READING

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