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Sérgio V. Peixoto ; Josélia O.A. Firmo ; Elizabeth Uchoa ; Maria Fernanda F. Lima-Costa ;Dementia & Neuropsychologia 2013, 7 4

Autor: Érico Castro-Costa

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=339530369008


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Dementia & Neuropsychologia ISSN: 1980-5764 demneuropsy@uol.com.br Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento Brasil Castro-Costa, Érico; Peixoto, Sérgio V.; Firmo, Josélia O.A.; Uchoa, Elizabeth; Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda F. The association between nutritional status and cognitive impairment in Brazilian community-dwelling older adults assessed using a range of anthropometric measures - the Bambui Study Dementia & Neuropsychologia, vol.
7, núm.
4, octubre-diciembre, 2013, pp.
403-409 Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=339530369008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Original Articles Dement Neuropsychol 2013 December;7(4):403-409 The association between nutritional status and cognitive impairment in Brazilian community-dwelling older adults assessed using a range of anthropometric measures – the Bambui Study Érico Castro-Costa1, Sérgio V.
Peixoto1,2, Josélia O.A.
Firmo1, Elizabeth Uchoa1, Maria Fernanda F.
Lima-Costa1 ABSTRACT.
In most studies, body mass index (BMI) has been used as the main measurement of nutritional status.
However, BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass.
Objective: To investigate the association between nutritional status and cognitive impairment in a population of Brazilian elderly.
Methods: Participants (n=1,496) from the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging were selected based on the results for the two variables nutritional status and cognitive impairment (MMSE score).
Gender, age, education, lifestyle, ApoE, chronic diseases, depressive symptoms, current use of hypnotic or sedative medication and functional disability were used as confounding factors for adjusting the...





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