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Renal and Urology News renalandurologynews.com 25 Jan, 2022 15:00 am

Midlife CV Conditions, Risk Factors Linked to Cognitive Decline

Midlife CV Conditions, Risk Factors Linked to Cognitive Decline

(HealthDay News) — Midlife cardiovascular conditions and risk factors are associated with cognitive decline, with stronger associations for women, according to a study published online in Neurology.The association between baseline cardiovascular conditions or risk factors and global and domain-specific cognitive decline was assessed.Longitudinally, there were associations for several cardiovascular conditions and risk factors with declines in global and/or domain-specific z-scores, but not visuospatial z-scores.The associations for most cardiovascular conditions with cognition were stronger among women; associations with global cognition decline were only seen in women for coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.

Continue Reading “Middle-aged adults, especially women, with some cardiovascular conditions or risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus, may represent critical subgroups for early monitoring,” the authors write.The researchers found that in multivariable models, cross-sectionally, coronary heart disease and ever smoking were associated with a lower visuospatial z-score.

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