Cholesterol and triglycerides moderate the effect of apolipoprotein E on memory functioning in older adults
2007 (English)In: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, ISSN 1079-5014, E-ISSN 1758-5368, Vol. 62, no 2, P112-P118 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
We used data from the Betula Study to examine associations between total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein E on 10-year changes in cognitive performance. Tests assessing episodic memory (recall and recognition), semantic memory (knowledge and fluency), and visuospatial ability (block design) were administered to 524 nondemented adults (initial age of 55-80 years); multilevel modeling was applied to the data. Higher triglyceride levels were associated with a decline in verbal knowledge. Lipid levels moderated the influence of apolipoprotein E on episodic memory, such that among epsilon 4 allele carriers, decline in recognition was noted for individuals with higher cholesterol levels. Cholesterol and triglyceride levels are pharmacologically modifiable risk factors that account for variation In normal cognitive aging.
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Washington: The gerontological society of America , 2007. Vol. 62, no 2, P112-P118 p.
vascular risk-factors, E epsilon-4 allele, alzheimers disease, cognitive decline, apoe genotype, serum-cholesterol, declarative memory, prospective cohort, blood-pressure, population
Geriatrics Psychiatry Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118215ISI: 000253835700007PubMedID: 17379671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-118215DiVA: diva2:918371