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Rising midlife obesity will worsen future prevalence of dementia

Nepal, Binod; Brown, Laurie J; Anstey, Kaarin


BACKGROUND: Midlife body weight status has been found to affect late life dementia outcomes. A cohort projections model was developed to assess the impact of midlife body mass index (BMI) profile on dementia in older Australians. METHODS: A baseline projection using age-sex specific dementia prevalence rates was constructed and the results of scenarios that took account of midlife BMI were compared with those from population ageing only. RESULTS: This modelling predicts that if the rising trend...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-09-03
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE 9. 9 (2014): e99305
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099305


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