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Journal:   SALMAND   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 4 , Number 12; Page(s) 49 To 58.
 
Paper: 

OVERWEIGHT AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR IN DEMENTIA INCIDENT IN ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF KAHRIZAK CHARITY FOUNDATION AGED 80 AND OLDER

 
 
Author(s):  GHADERPANAHI MARYAM, SHARIFI FARSHAD, FAKHRZADEH HOSSEIN*, BADAMCHIZADE ZOHRE, MIRAREFIN MOJDE, FOROUGHAN MAHSHID, FADAYE VATAN REZA, LARIJANI BAGHER
 
* ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM RESEARCH CENTER, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES, TEHRAN, LRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective: In this study, the relation of late-life body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference with incident dementia risk was investigated in a group of iranian elderly peopel.
Materials & Methods: In cross-sectional present study 107 elderly residents of the Kahrizak Charity Foundation aged 80 and older were participated.
Dementia was assessed using Mini-Mental State Examination questionnaire. Body mass index (BMI) was computed by weight (kg)/height (m2).
Results: In a multivariate logistic regression model, late-life overweight was indicated an independent and significant protective factor against developing dementia (Odd Ratio: 0.24, 95% Confidence Interval: 0.06-0.93), also there was no significant association between waist circumference and risk of dementia incident.
Conclusion: Overweight in late-life was shown as a protective factor against incident dementia risk incident.

 
Keyword(s): DEMENTIA, BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) , WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE, AGED
 
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