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Cognitive reserve preserves cognitive function in obese individuals.
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PMID:  23339557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
ABSTRACT Obesity is an established risk factor for cognitive impairment. Theories of cognitive reserve suggest that premorbid factors, such as intellectual ability, may attenuate the expression of cognitive impairment due to age or disease. The current study examined whether cognitive reserve, defined as estimated premorbid intellectual ability, moderates the relationship between obesity and cognitive function in obese adults. Participants without major medical or psychological conditions completed a computerized battery of neuropsychological tests. Hierarchical regression models found a significant interaction between BMI and cognitive reserve for attention/executive function and memory, suggesting that cognitive reserve attenuates the expression of obesity-related cognitive impairment.
Rachel M Galioto; Michael L Alosco; Mary Beth Spitznagel; Kelly M Stanek; John Gunstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-4128     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614434     Medline TA:  Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Department of Psychology , Kent State University , Kent , OH , USA.
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