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The relation between morbidity and cognitive performance in a normal aging population.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
2
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PMID: 9520922
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Existing morbidity as a whole contributes only modestly (up to 3.5%) to total variance in cognitive function. However, some specific, relatively common diseases of the elderly, such as diabetes and chronic bronchitis, may aggravate the age-related decline in cognitive ability.

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