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No association between body composition and cognition in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis: A brief report

Brian M. Sandroff, MS, et al.

There is evidence that body fat might be associated with cognitive functioning in healthy adults, perhaps due to inflammation. The potential body fat/ cognition relationship might be larger in the presence of an inflammatory disease such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The current investigation examined objective measures of body composition and cognitive functioning in 60 persons with MS. Measures of body fat were not associated with cognition. Lean body mass was associated with cognition, although this association was minimized when controlling for disability status. This suggests that body composition might not represent a target of interventions for improving cognition in MS.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0208

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 301 — 308


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sandroff BM, Hubbard EA, Pilutti LA, Motl RW. No association between body composition and cognition in ambulatory persons with multiple sclerosis: A brief report. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(3):301–8.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0208
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