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Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Cognition among Older People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
AbstractThere has been increasing interest in the influence of diet on cognition in the elderly. This study examined the cross-sectional association between dietary patterns and cognition in a sample of 249 people aged 65–90 years with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Two dietary patterns; whole and processed food; were identified using factor analysis from a 107-item; self-completed Food Frequency Questionnaire. Logistic regression analyses showed that participants in the highest tertile of the processed food pattern score were more likely to have poorer cognitive functioning; in the lowest tertile of executive function (OR 2.55; 95% CI: 1.08–6.03); as assessed by the Cambridge Cognitive Examination. In a group of older people with MCI; a diet high in processed foods was associated with some level of cognitive impairment.
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Torres, S.J.; Lautenschlager, N.T.; Wattanapenpaiboon, N.; Greenop, K.R.; Beer, C.; Flicker, L.; Alfonso, H.; Nowson, C.A. Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Cognition among Older People with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Nutrients 2012, 4, 1542-1551.View more citation formats
Torres SJ, Lautenschlager NT, Wattanapenpaiboon N, Greenop KR, Beer C, Flicker L, Alfonso H, Nowson CA. Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Cognition among Older People with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Nutrients. 2012; 4(11):1542-1551.Chicago/Turabian Style
Torres, Susan J.; Lautenschlager, Nicola T.; Wattanapenpaiboon, Naiyana; Greenop, Kathryn R.; Beer, Christopher; Flicker, Leon; Alfonso, Helman; Nowson, Caryl A. 2012. "Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Cognition among Older People with Mild Cognitive Impairment." Nutrients 4, no. 11: 1542-1551.