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Smoking in Adults Aged 60 Years and Older Is Linked to Poor Scores on Cognitive Tests

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The more individuals smoke, the worse they perform on cognitive tests, regardless of other health conditions known to affect cognition, according to preliminary research results of adults aged 60 years and older to be presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022 February 8 to 11, 2022.

Although smoking, high blood pressure (HBP), and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are all known to adversely affect brain health, a new study examined detailed national data of adults aged 60 years and older to evaluate whether smoking in combination with other medical conditions, such as HBP ...