The Confucius Hometown Aging Project: a community-based study of ageing and health in a rural area

The Lancet 386:S57 (2015)

Background Vascular risk factors (eg, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes) are associated with cognitive and physical dysfunction in old age. We hypothesised that atherosclerotic process plays a central part in linking vascular risk factors and disorders to cognitive and physical impairment in ageing. We sought to test this hypothesis in Chinese elderly people (aged 60 years or older) living in a rural community.

DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00638-8