Despite a steady increase in life expectancy, a few studies have investigated cross‐sectional correlates and longitudinal predictors of cognitive function, a core domain of the successful aging, among socio‐clinico‐demographic factors in the oldest‐old exclusively.
The aims of this study were to examine socio‐clinico‐demographic characteristics associated with global cognition...
AimThe 9p21 region has been pointed out by the genome‐wide association studies as a hot spot for disease‐associated variants. Most of the diseases linked with the locus are aging‐related conditions, such us cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Centenarians are known to present a reduced risk and delayed onset for these conditions. Here, we aimed to assess if the 9p21 variants contribute to...
ObjectivesTo elucidate the independent relationship between masticatory and physical performance in community‐living oldest old people (mean age ± standard deviation 87.8 ± 2.2, range 85–102).
SettingUniversity research center or home‐based examination.
ParticipantsFour hundred eighty‐nine community‐living individuals (219 men, 270 women) aged 85 and older.
In Japan, Trichophyton tonsurans infection has become an increasing problem among combat sports participants. We investigated the prevalence of T. tonsurans infection in athletes affiliated to judo clubs in the 21 First Division universities that were registered with the University Judo Federation of Tokyo in 2008. Study procedures performed by the subjects included (i) completion of a questionnaire...
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