Research Impact: Sedentary behavior (SB) is associated with poor cognitive performance, but the influence of SB on risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is unclear. This study examined the association between SB and MCI among 34,129 adults from six low- and middle-income countries using data from The Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Prevalence of MCI and high SB (≥8h/day) were 15.3% and 10.1%, respectively. High SB was associated with 1.56 times higher odds for MCI. Even a one-hour increase in SB was associated with 1.08 times higher odds for MCI. SB warrants further investigation as a risk factor for MCI.
Vancampfort D, Stubbs B, Lara E, Vandenbulcke M, Swinnen N, Smith L, Firth J, Herring MP, Hallgren M, Koyanagi A (2018). Mild cognitive impairment and sedentary behavior: A multinational study. Experimental Gerontology. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.04.017. (IF: 3.34; C=0; Q1 Geriatrics & Gerontology; R=12/49)