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Letters Onset of cognitive decline

Cognitive decline may be invariable with ageing

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1045
  1. Alexander D Franke, registrar1
  1. 1Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
  1. alexander.franke{at}

Singh-Manoux and colleagues state, although they did not provide the results in the supplementary material, that education had no influence on the rate of decline of executive function—about 3% per decade.1 Given that, …

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