Our Decisions to Smoke and Drink in Midlife Affect Our Cognitive Performance in Later Life
There's a not a clear understanding of the implicit time- period windows for life interventions. This study examined how smoking and dangerous drinking across early majority affect cognitive performance in after life. Data is from Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD). Cognitive capacities were measured at age 60-64. Information about alcohol consumption was collected via food journals at multiple time points across life ( periods 36, 43, 53 and 60-64). Information about smoking was collected via interviews and questionnaires at periods 20, 25, 31, 36, 43, 53 and 60-64. Multivariable logistic retrogression was used, conforming for gender, nonage cognition at age 8, education and socioeconomic status.