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Published: 17 Apr 2023
Does biological age predict motoric cognitive risk syndrome in an elderly cohort?
Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is associated with several age-related risk factors, such as age, gender, level of education, physical inactivity, and chronic illnesses. Further investigation on the association between biological age acceleration on MCR and mortality is lacking.
MCR was prevalent in the LonGenity (adjusted odds ratio: 1.36) and Health and Retirement study (HRS), and incident MCR (hazard ratio [HR]: 1.19) was reported in the LonGenity cohort. Prevalent MCR and accelerated aging was associated with increased risk of mortality in both cohorts (LonGenity: HR 3.38; HRS: HR 2.47).
According to the authors, biological age acceleration is a useful predictor of MCR risk and is related to higher mortality rates in people with MCR.