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Inverse relationship between serum IgG concentrations and measures of intelligence in elderly persons

Naturevolume 254pages5556 (1975) | Download Citation

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WE have found a negative correlation between intelligence test scores and serum immunoglobulin concentrations in healthy subjects aged 45 yr and older. This finding adds a potentially important dimension in studies of older persons who exhibit declining intellectual function.

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  1. Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

    • JEFFREY M. ROSEMAN
  2. Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 27710

    • C. EDWARD BUCKLEY III

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