Journal article

Serum cholesterol, body mass index and smoking status do not predict long-term cognitive impairment in elderly stroke patients

MichaelaC Pascoe, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Thomas Linden

Journal of the Neurological Sciences | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Older stroke survivors are at risk of long-term cognitive impairment, which is associated with a number of modifiable and non-modifiable factors. We aimed to assess the association between the modifiable risk factors, serum cholesterol, low density lipoprotein, high density lipoprotein, serum triglycerides, body mass index (BMI) and smoking status on cognitive function, while controlling for the non-modifiable factors, acute functional impairment, diabetes status and age. METHODS: A cross-sectional study from a metropolitan university hospital in Sweden involving older adults (n = 149). Assessments occurred at 20 months post-stroke, using the Mini Mental State Examination and ser..

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