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Factors influencing damage to cerebral white matter in the elderly

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BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) appearing on magnetic resonance images (MRI) occur in the non-demented and demented elderly. Age is an established risk factor associated with WMH. Other possible risk factors include sex, smoking, hypertension, biochemical markers and genotypes associated with B vitamin status, and APOE ε4 status. WMH have been associated with an increased risk of depression and cognitive dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate factors associated with ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
Research group:
Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging (OPTIMA)
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2012-07-11

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