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Obesity and Cognitive Aging

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Anna Dahl
Linda Hassing
Publicerad i Epidemiologic Reviews
Volym 35
Nummer/häfte 1
Sidor 22-32
ISSN 0193-936X
Publiceringsår 2013
Publicerad vid Psykologiska institutionen
Sidor 22-32
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1093/epirev/mxs002
Ämnesord adiposity; aged; aging; body mass index; body weight; cognition; obesity; overweight
Ämneskategorier Psykologi, Gerontologi, medicinsk/hälsovetenskaplig inriktning

Sammanfattning

Obesity is a health problem that has reached epidemic proportions. Given the high prevalence of obesity, even a small adverse impact of obesity on cognitive aging might have a serious effect on public health. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the relation between obesity and cognitive function in late life among persons not diagnosed with dementia and to evaluate the evidence for a causal association. Medline was used to search for the following terms: obesity, overweight, cognition, cognitive, age, and aged. To be included, studies must have had a population-based, dementia-free sample and a 5-year minimum interval between measurement of the predictor and the outcome. Only 11 studies met the criteria. Of these, 7 studies assessed obesity in midlife and cognitive function in later life, and 4 studies assessed obesity and cognitive function in late life. The reviewed studies showed clear evidence that midlife obesity was associated with cognitive aging, whereas this association was weaker in late life; thus, no firm conclusions could be drawn. The findings of this review suggest that, although there is evidence for an association between midlife obesity and low cognitive abilities in late life, the direction of the association and the causality remain to be clarified.

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