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Cognitive Deficits Are Associated with Frontal and Temporal Lobe White Matter Lesions in Middle-Aged Adults Living in the Community

Bunce, David; Anstey, Kaarin; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Christensen, Helen; Wen, Wei; Sachdev, Perminder S.; Burns, Richard

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BACKGROUND The association between brain white matter lesions and cognitive impairment in old age is well established. However, little is known about this association in midlife. As this information will inform policy for early preventative healthcare initiatives, we investigated non-periventricular frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobe white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in relation to cognitive function in 428 (232 women) community-dwelling adults aged 44 to 48 years. RESULTS Frontal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-10-21
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16888
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013567

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