Dementia and Lead part 2

  • the cross-sectional relationship between blood lead levels and a variety of measures of neuropsychological function in a large cohort of elderly women. This study demonstrates that blood lead levels as low as 8 micrograms/dl were significantly associated with poorer cognitive function as measured by certain neuropsychological tests. Even a slight decrement in cognition would have a large public health impact due to the large number of elderly at risk.

Muldoon SB, Cauley JA, Kuller LH, Morrow L, Needleman HL, Scott J, Hooper FJ Neuroepidemiology 1996;15(2):62-72

Effects of blood lead levels on cognitive function of older women.

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