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Human Studies

2021 Mar 09

J Alzheimers Dis

Relationships Between Chronic Pain Stage, Cognition, Temporal Lobe Cortex, and Sociodemographic Variables.


Tanner JJ, Hanchate S, Price CC, Garvan C, Lai S, Staud R, Deshpande H, Deutsch G, Goodin BR, Fillingim RB, Sibille KT
J Alzheimers Dis. 2021 Mar 09.
PMID: 33720889.


Non-Hispanic black (NHB) individuals have increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) relative to non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Ethnicity/race can serve as a proxy sociodemographic variable for a complex representation of sociocultural and environmental factors. Chronic pain is a form of stress with high prevalence and sociodemographic disparities. Chronic pain is linked to lower cognition and accelerated biological aging.