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Relating education, the brain structure and cognition: the role of cardiovascular disease risk factors

Mortby, Moyra Elizabeth; Burns, Richard; Janke, Andrew L.; Sachdev, Perminder S.; Anstey, Kaarin; Cherbuin, Nicolas


The protective effect of education on cognitive and brain health is well established. While the direct effects of individual cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (i.e., hypertension, smoking, diabetes, and obesity) on cerebral structure have been investigated, little is understood about the possible interaction between the protective effect of education and the deleterious effects of CVD risk factors in predicting brain ageing and cognition. Using data from the PATH Through Life study...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-08-12
Type: Journal article
Source: BioMed Research International 2014, Article ID 271487
DOI: 10.1155/2014/271487


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