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dc.contributor.authorConcha-Cisternas Y.
dc.contributor.authorLanuza F.
dc.contributor.authorWaddell H.
dc.contributor.authorSillars A.
dc.contributor.authorLeiva A.M.
dc.contributor.authorTroncoso C.
dc.contributor.authorMartinez M.A.
dc.contributor.authorVillagrán M.
dc.contributor.authorMardones L.
dc.contributor.authorMartorell M.
dc.contributor.authorNazar G.
dc.contributor.authorUlloa N.
dc.contributor.authorLabraña A.M.
dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Martinez X.
dc.contributor.authorSadarangani K.
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez C.
dc.contributor.authorRamirez-Campillo R.
dc.contributor.authorGarrido-Mendez A.
dc.contributor.authorLuarte C.
dc.contributor.authorHo F.
dc.contributor.authorGray S.R.
dc.contributor.authorPetermann-Rocha F.
dc.contributor.authorCelis-Morales C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:14:45Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:14:45Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier10.1017/jns.2019.24
dc.identifier.issn20486790
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/3972
dc.descriptionAlthough both obesity and ageing are risk factors for cognitive impairment, there is no evidence in Chile on how obesity levels are associated with cognitive function. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the association between adiposity levels and cognitive impairment in older Chilean adults. This cross-sectional study includes 1384 participants, over 60 years of age, from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009-2010. Cognitive impairment was evaluated using the Mini-Mental State Examination. BMI and waist circumference (WC) were used as measures of adiposity. Compared with people with a normal BMI, the odds of cognitive impairment were higher in participants who were underweight (OR 4·44; 95 % CI 2·43, 6·45; P < 0·0001), overweight (OR 1·86; 95 % CI 1·06, 2·66; P = 0·031) and obese (OR 2·26; 95 % CI 1·31, 3·21; P = 0·003). The associations were robust after adjustment for confounding variables. Similar results were observed for WC. Low and high levels of adiposity are associated with an increased likelihood of cognitive impairment in older adults in Chile. Copyright © The Author(s) 2019 This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.subjectAdiposity
dc.subjectAgeing
dc.subjectCognitive impairment
dc.subjectElderly
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectadolescent
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectaging
dc.subjectbody mass
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectcognitive defect
dc.subjectcomplication
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectdementia assessment
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthealth survey
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectlifestyle
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectprevalence
dc.subjectrisk factor
dc.subjectsocioeconomics
dc.subjectvery elderly
dc.subjectwaist circumference
dc.subjectyoung adult
dc.subjectAdiposity
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectAging
dc.subjectBody Mass Index
dc.subjectChile
dc.subjectCognitive Dysfunction
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Surveys
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLife Style
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMental Status and Dementia Tests
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectOverweight
dc.subjectPrevalence
dc.subjectRisk Factors
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subjectWaist Circumference
dc.subjectYoung Adult
dc.titleAssociation between adiposity levels and cognitive impairment in the Chilean older adult population
dc.typeArticle


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