Metabolic syndrome and cognitive decline: the role of physical activity

Abstract

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of conditions, each of which represents a risk factor for cardiovascular disease: central obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Any of these conditions and MetS itself have been associated to Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia. In recent years there is a growing evidence for the role of physical activity in preventing metabolic diseases and cognitive decline. In our research we assessed the prevalence of MetS in a sample of 154 elderly people. Furthermore, we evaluated cognition (with Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE)  and the physical activity level in every patient. We found a significant association between MetS, borderline cognitive impairment and sedentary lifestyle.

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2013-01-30
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metabolic syndrome, cognitive decline, physical activity, aging, MMSE
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Rinaldi, M., Graffi, G., & Rabino Massa, E. (2013). Metabolic syndrome and cognitive decline: the role of physical activity. Journal of Biological Research - Bollettino Della Società Italiana Di Biologia Sperimentale, 86(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jbr.2013.3677

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