Smoking and the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease: cross-sectional and longitudinal data in a population-based study.

@article{Wang1999SmokingAT,
  title={Smoking and the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease: cross-sectional and longitudinal data in a population-based study.},
  author={Hui-xin Wang and Laura Fratiglioni and Giovani B Frisoni and Matti H. Viitanen and Bengt Winblad},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={149 7},
  pages={640-4}
}
The authors tested the hypothesis that smoking exerts a protective effect on Alzheimer's disease or dementia in a population-based cohort of 668 people aged 75-101 years (Sweden). Smoking was negatively associated with prevalent Alzheimer's disease (adjusted odds ratio = 0.6, 95% confidence interval 0.4-1.1) and dementia (adjusted odds ratio = 0.6, 95… CONTINUE READING