Obesity and risk of Alzheimer disease.

A summary of epidemiologic studies of overweight, obesity, and central adiposity in relation to risk of Alzheimer disease dementia — on AlzRisk. Credits: Goonesekera S, Weuve J, Li S, Blacker D.

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Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline.

Weuve J, Puett RC, Schwartz J, Yanosky JD, Laden F*, Grodstein F*. Exposure to particulate air pollution and cognitive decline in older women. Archives of Internal Medicine 2012;172(3):219-227. * contributed equally

Selected related stories:

Invited commentary (Archives of Internal Medicine)

Letter to the editor and reply (Archives of Internal Medicine)

Smog in our brains (Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association)

Can dirty air cloud the mind? (Alzheimer Research Forum)

Common air pollutant linked to mental decline (WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio)

Smog may harm women’s brains (HealthDay via MSN)

Air pollution tied to heart and brain risks (Well of the New York Times)

Air pollution ups risk of stroke, impaired memory (Science Friday)

Air pollution linked to cognitive decline (Voice of America)

Selective attrition, smoking and cognitive decline: an application of inverse probability of attrition weights.

Weuve J, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Beck TL, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Accounting for bias due to selective attrition in analyses of cognitive decline: the example of smoking and cognitive decline in older adults. Epidemiology 2012;23(1):119-128.

Related items:

Commentary (Chaix B. et al)

Rejoinder (Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ. et al)

Clarification of methods (Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ. et al)