Screening Cognition in the Elderly with Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 08/01/2012
Viscogliosi G et al. – The authors found that subjects with metabolic syndrome have lower Mini–Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores than those without, even without symptomatic cognitive impairment, and that the number of metabolic abnormalities is independently associated to lower MMSE scores. They suggest that these patients should always undergo cognitive screening to prevent more severe outcomes.