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Evidence from this whole population birth cohort study linking childhood intelligence test scores to causes of death, in a follow-up period spanning ages 11 to 79 years, demonstrated how this childhood trait is associated with lifetime risk of dementia-related mortality, with a stronger effect in women relative to men. This highlights the importance of considering a lifespan approach to studying dementia risk and to developing intervention strategies.

More information Original publication

DOI

10.1136/bmj.j2708

Type

Journal article

Publisher

BMJ

Publication Date

6/2018

Volume

357

Keywords

Childhood Intelligence