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Cardiovascular factors moderate the association of infection burden with cognitive function in young to middle-aged U.S. adults.

08:00 EDT 13th June 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Cardiovascular factors moderate the association of infection burden with cognitive function in young to middle-aged U.S. adults."

Infectious diseases might affect cognitive aging and dementia risk, possibly via neuroinflammation. Similarly, risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are associated with cognitive function and dementia. We hypothesized that cardiovascular risk factors moderate the association of exposure to infectious diseases with cognitive function.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0218476

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