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Vascular Basis of Cognitive Decline

Alvaro Alonso, MD, MPH, PhD, Thanh-Huyn Vu, MD, PhD, and Andreea Rawlings, MS, discuss some of the science on the relationship between vascular health and cognitive decline that was presented at EPI | Lifestyle 2017

Science from EPI | Lifestyle 2017

Featured Science from Tue., Mar. 7

Poster Session 1: Aging and Elderly


 

Obesity Status in Younger Age, 39-year Weight Change and Physical Performance in Older Age: the Chicago Healthy Aging Study (CHAS)
Thanh-Huyen T Vu | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

RESULTS: Physical performance in older age is impacted by obesity and weight gain when younger.



 

Three Biological Age Estimates May Capture Distinct Aspects of Aging
Joanne M Murabito | Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

RESULTS: Biological age biomarkers may predict age-related disease risk.

Poster Session 1: Global Health


 

Association Between Socioeconomic Position and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: The Solan Surveillance Study
Anubha Agarwal | Duke University, Durham, NC

RESULTS: In rural India, better socioeconomic position was associated with more cardiovascular risk factors.

Poster Session 1: Genetics


 

Analysis Commons: Team Science in a Big-data Environment for Genetic Epidemiology
Joshua C Bis | University of Washington, Seattle, WA

RESULTS: The Analysis Commons system combines genotype and phenotype and multiple tools to analyze whole-genome sequences (WGS) and other multi-omic data.

Featured Science from Wed., Mar. 8

Poster Session: Metabolomics/Proteomics and CVD

Metabolomic Profiles Associated with Total and CVD Mortality in Women
Kathryn M Rexrode | Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

RESULTS: Plasma metabolites identified in women were associated with increased risks for cardiovascular mortality.


Metabolomic Profiles Associated With Longevity Women
Raji Balasubramanian | University of Massachussetts, Amherst, MA

RESULTS: Eight metabolites found in women were associated with longevity.

Featured Science from Fri., Mar. 10

Vascular basis for cognitive decline

Orthostatic Hypotension is Associated With 20-year Cognitive Decline and Incident Dementia: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Andreea Rawlings | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

RESULTS: Midlife orthostatic hypotension (OH) association with dementia and cognitive over the next 20 years raise questions for future study.


Olfactory Function and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Old Age: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS)
Priya Palta | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

RESULTS: Impaired sense of smell may be a marker of neurodegeneration.


Carotid Artery Stiffness and Decline in Cognitive Function Among Women With, or at Risk for, HIV Infection
Daniel Huck | Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY

RESULTS: Less carotid stiffness in these women was associated with slower cognitive decline.


Cardiovascular Health at Young and Middle Ages and Dementia in Older Age - The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study
Thanh-Huyen T Vu | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

RESULTS: Better cardiovascular health when young was associated with lower dementia risk later in life.

EPI | LIFESTYLE 2017 Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions
March 7–10, 2017
Hilton Portland
Portland, Oregon
 

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