#Illiteracy, #dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education

..Analyses included 983 adults (≥65 years old, ≤4 years of schooling) who participated in a longitudinal community aging study. Literacy was self-reported (“Did you ever learn to read or write?”).. ..Illiterate participants were almost 3 times as likely to have dementia at baseline compared to literate participants. Among those who did not have dementia at baseline, illiterate participants were twice as likely to develop dementia. … Continue reading #Illiteracy, #dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education

Association between Dietary #Selenium Intake and the Prevalence of #Osteoporosis: A Cross-Sectional Study

To examine the correlation between dietary selenium (Se) intake and the prevalence of osteoporosis (OP) in the general middle-aged and older population in China ..Compared with the lowest quartile, the energy intake, age, gender and body mass index (BMI)-adjusted odds ratios of OP were 0.72 (95% confidence interval CI 0.55-0.94), 0.72 (95% CI 0.51-1.01) and 0.47 (95% CI 0.31-0.73) for the second, third and fourth … Continue reading Association between Dietary #Selenium Intake and the Prevalence of #Osteoporosis: A Cross-Sectional Study