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Ghaderpanahi M, Sharifi F, Fakhrzadeh H, Mirarefin M, Badamchizade Z, Foroughan M, et al . Overweight as a Protective Factor in Dementia Incident in Elderly Residents of Kahrizak Charity Foundation Aged 80 and Older. Salmand. 2010; 4 (2)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-323-en.html

1- PhD Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , fakhrzad@tums.ac.ir
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Objectives: In this study, the relation of late-life body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference with incident dementia risk was investigatedin a group of iranian elderly peopel.

Methods & Materials: In cross-sectional present study 107 elderly residents of the Kahrizak Charity Foundation aged 80 and older were participated. Dementia was assessed using Mini-Mental State Examination questionnaire. Body mass index (BMI) was computed by weight (kg)/ height (m2).

Results: In a multivariate logistic regression model, late-life overweight was indicated an independent and significant protective factor against developing dementia (Odd Ratio: 0.24, 95% Confidence Interval: 0.06-0.93), also there was no significant association between waistcircumference and risk of dementia incident.

Conclusion: Overweight in late-life was shown as a protective factor against incident dementia risk incident.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/03/01 | Accepted: 2009/05/01 | Published: 2009/07/01

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