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Health - HEALTH NEWS - High levels of stress linked to poorer memory and smaller brains, study suggests

 


27/10/2018 @ 10:14 PM
by The_Independant

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Adults with high levels of the body’s main stress hormone are more likely to have impaired memory and smaller brains than those with lower levels, according to a new study. The results, published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggest stress negatively affects memory and thinking skills. Levels of cortisol, a hormone which helps the body respond to stress, were measured in 2,231 people with an average age of 49 over nearly a decade. Read more

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Participants were asked to take a psychological exam and assessments for memory and cognitive skills at the beginning of the study and were tested again eight years later. Researchers took a blood sample from each participant to measure cortisol levels in the blood, which were then used to separate people into low, middle and high-level groups. The results showed people with high levels of cortisol had lower scores on tests for memory and thinking skills than those with normal levels.

Nearly all of the participants (2,018) were also given an MRI brain scan to measure brain volume. Researchers found the average “total cerebral brain volume” was lower in high-level participants compared to those with normal levels of cortisol. Read more HERE.

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