Navigation Links
Cognitive decline incidence higher in Southern stroke belt
Date:5/26/2011

New research shows that residents of the Stroke Belta southern portion of the U.S. with significantly elevated stroke morality ratealso have a greater incidence of cognitive decline than other regions of the country. Researchers believe shared risk factors among members of this population are to blame. Results of this study, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), are published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association.

In 1965 the Stroke Belt first appeared in medical literature to describe the southeastern region of the U.S. where stroke mortality rates were 50% higher than the remaining U.S. regions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) age-adjusted annual rates of stroke mortality among adults 35 and older in the eight Stroke Belt states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) were on average, 125 per 100,000 individuals, compared to 96 per 100,000 Americans in the remaining 40 contiguous states and the District of Columbia (2000-2006).

The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, led by Principal Investigator George Howard, DrPH, recruited over 30,000 U.S. adults aged 45 or older from 2003 through 2007 and is following them for stroke and cognitive decline. REGARDS participants included 56% from the Stroke Belt states and 44% from the remaining states in the continental U.S. including D.C. which researchers collectively termed "non-Belt" states. For their report on cognitive decline, the investigators included 23,913 REGARDS participants, made up only of African Americans (38%) and European Americans (62%) who reported no history of stroke at baseline and had normal cognitive status at the first assessment.

"Our study is the first to document higher incidence of cognitive impairment in the Stroke Belt compared to remaining U.S. re
'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Peters
healthnews@wiley.com
781-388-8408
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Older Caregivers at Greater Risk for Cognitive Decline
2. PET-CT exams help identify cognitive reserve in early-onset Alzheimers disease
3. Adverse changes in sleep duration are associated with lower cognitive scores in middle-aged adults
4. Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of cognitive decline
5. Prenatal exposure to common insecticide linked to decreases in cognitive functioning at age 7
6. Poverty Can Hinder a Childs Cognitive Development, Study Says
7. A screening test for cognitive therapy?
8. Fatigue and sleep woes worsen neurocognitive problems in childhood cancer survivors
9. Sleep issues contribute to cognitive problems in childhood cancer survivors
10. Alzheimers-like brain changes found in cognitively normal elders with amyloid plaques
11. Indications of Alzheimers disease may be evident decades before first signs of cognitive impairment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... and nurse practitioner locum tenens company , announces ... open September 1, 2014. Barton Associates is headquartered in ... Enfield, CT; Keene, NH; and Jupiter, FL. ... response to the increasing demand for healthcare providers. The ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The KSF ... Challenge and K.Warrior Search on November 8th, 2014 at ... years, these events have introduced many notorious and notable ... Strike-Force, IWF and the UFC. , Among these ... fighters leave its doors armed with the virtues of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Eugene, OR (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... football programs? What are the latest trends, concerns, and ... and Dr. Ken Pendleton recently spoke with Woody ... a number of current issues in football recruiting. ... like for younger athletes, changes that he thinks are ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Barcelona, Spain Saturday 30 August 2014: The ... today. The novel document compiles current evidence on ... was agreed by international experts from three continents. ... is published today on-line in EP Europace ... European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... The first recommendations on the use of all ... today in new ESC Guidelines. The guidelines are ... Konstantinides (Germany/Greece) and Professor Adam Torbicki (Poland). , ... management of acute pulmonary embolism" are published today ... the ESC Website. , Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Barton Associates Announces New Office Location in Austin, TX 2Health News:KSF Presents US Open Challenge-K. Warrior Search, Seeking Inspirational Warrior Fighters Like Cung Le 2Health News:KSF Presents US Open Challenge-K. Warrior Search, Seeking Inspirational Warrior Fighters Like Cung Le 3Health News:KSF Presents US Open Challenge-K. Warrior Search, Seeking Inspirational Warrior Fighters Like Cung Le 4Health News:Woody Wommack of Rivals.com Discusses the World of NCAA Football Recruiting on SCI TV 2Health News:Woody Wommack of Rivals.com Discusses the World of NCAA Football Recruiting on SCI TV 3Health News:First expert consensus on ventricular arrhythmias published 2Health News:First expert consensus on ventricular arrhythmias published 3Health News:First recommendations on all new oral anticoagulants in pulmonary embolism published 2
... potentially life-threatening disease during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthNORTHFIELD, ... most common cancer among men and women in the ... 140,000 Americans each year, pathologists say timing is critical ... and treatment could save your life or the life ...
... information technology programs implemented in New York state are ... established, and could serve as models for new federal ... Cornell Medical College. , "Programs such as these could ... locally," says senior author Dr. Rainu Kaushal, chief of ...
... LA CROSSE, Wis., March 10 Gundersen Lutheran is ... level of distinction from the National Quality Measures for ... commitment to provide the highest level of quality breast ... of honors for Gundersen Lutheran Health System, based in ...
... MOINES, Iowa, March 10 A diverse coalition of ... held a press conference today to call on U.S. ... entire Iowa congressional delegation to support legislation that would ... over tobacco products. Senator Tom Harkin was a cosponsor ...
... 10 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ... and Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference.Jim Tobin, Chief ... March 17th, beginning at approximately 3:55 p.m. E.T. ... Chief Financial Officer will join Mr. Tobin in a ...
... researchers from Hasbro Children,s Hospital and Children,s Hospital Boston identifies ... as deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or more commonly as flat head ... of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery . , ... many parents have been placing babies on their backs to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Understand Colon Cancer with MyBiopsy.Org; Schedule a Screening Test at MyHealthTestReminder.Org 2Health News:Understand Colon Cancer with MyBiopsy.Org; Schedule a Screening Test at MyHealthTestReminder.Org 3Health News:New York State health IT strategy may be model for the nation 2Health News:New York State health IT strategy may be model for the nation 3Health News:Gundersen Lutheran Breast Center Earns Top National Honor 2Health News:Faith Leaders Call on Iowa Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco 2Health News:Faith Leaders Call on Iowa Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco 3Health News:New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies 2Health News:New study identifies risk factors in severity of 'flat head syndrome' in babies 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014" report ... developed to prevent and eradicate the prevalence of cancer ... are confined to low specificity, safety and large number ... for a better solution. It has been discovered that ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... SPRING, Md. , Aug. 29, 2014  United ... that the U.S. District Court for the District of ... its favor in the company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. ... Judge Peter Sheridan ruled that U.S. Patent ... Inc., and enjoined Sandoz from marketing its generic product ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a ... and New Zealand Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd ... Adelaide, Australia .  Forensic Scientists ... advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination ... , Director of Product Development at ChemImage, will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014 2District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3
... with brass and aluminum body., ... suffix S to model number. Example: ... suffix C to model number. Example: ... Power Take-Off, add PT to model ...
... FM Series Oxygen Flowmeters with Power ... security chain, add suffix S to ... Canadian Color-Code, add suffix C to ... Double Flowmeters with Power Take-Off, add ...
... proficiency testing solutions with outstanding customer service ... is one of the largest proficiency testing ... laboratories enrolled. Here are just some of ... Paperless Proficiency Testing, Free CME/CMLE Credits ...
... a new functional test which exhibits 100% ... C Resistance caused by the Factor V ... commercially available methods, Pefakit APC-R FVL shows ... Lupus Anticoagulants, Elevated FVIII levels, Heparins or ...
Medicine Products: