Body Mass Index and Mild Cognitive Impairment Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults from Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Lee Smith, Jae Il Shin, Hans Oh, Christina Carmichael, Louis Jacob, Sinisa Stefanac, Rosie K Lindsay, Pinar Soysal, Nicola Veronese, Mark A Tully, Laurie Butler, Yvonne Barnett, Ai Koyanagi

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Abstract

The effect of weight modification on future dementia risk is currently a subject of debate and may be modified by age. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) status with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (a preclinical stage of dementia) in middle-aged and older adults residing in six low- and middle-income countries using nationally representative data. Cross-sectional data from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) were analyzed. MCI was defined using the National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association criteria. BMI (kg/m2) was based on measured weight and height and categorized as: underweight (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience
  • aged
  • body mass index
  • cognitive dysfunction
  • obesity
  • Aged

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