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Level of cognitive performance as a correlate and predictor of health behaviours that protect against cognitive decline in late life: The PATH Through Life Study

Anstey, Kaarin; Low, Lee-Fay; Christensen, Helen; Sachdev, Perminder Singh

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There is a lack of information on how cognitive ability relates to both health behaviors and change in health behaviors over time. This study examined verbal ability and processing speed as predictors of health behaviors in the PATH Through Life Study that includes cohorts aged in their 20s, 40s and 60s. Higher cognitive scores were associated with higher levels of physical activity, greater likelihood of taking vitamin and mineral supplements, reduced likelihood of current smoking and not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50196
Source: Intelligence
DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2008.10.001

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