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Intima-Media Thickness and Cognitive Function in Stroke-Free Middle-Aged Adults: Findings From the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

Authors
  • Zeki Al Hazzouri, Adina
  • Vittinghoff, Eric
  • Sidney, Stephen
  • Reis, Jared P
  • Jacobs, David R Jr
  • Yaffe, Kristine
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stroke
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2015
Volume
46
Issue
8
Pages
2190–2196
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.008994
PMID: 26106116
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We observed an association between greater IMT and worse processing speed-a key component of cognitive functioning-at middle age above and beyond traditional vascular risk factors. Efforts targeted at preventing early stages of atherosclerosis may modify the course of cognitive aging.

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