Saturday, December 1, 2012

Smoking is brain damage! Share information

Smoking negatively affects the brain, in the degradation of memory, ability to learn and judge, show researchers at King's College London. Their study was published in 'Age and Aging'.

A study conducted on 8,800 people who had high blood pressure and was overweight showed that this seems to affect the brain, but to a lesser extent. Scientists believe that people should be warned that lifestyle can lead to degradation of both mind and body. They studied the links between the likelihood of a heart attack and a stroke and brain state.

Data were collected health and lifestyle of a group of people over 50 years who were tested as learning a large number of words and animal names in a minute. They were tested again after four and eight years. The results showed that the risk of a heart attack or a stroke was 'significantly related cognitive decline': those who had the highest risk were those with the greatest decline. The study showed that there is "a significant relationship" between smoking and lower test results. Dr Alex officials, one of its researchers, says: "Cognitive decline is more common with age ... We have identified a number of risk factors that may be associated with cognitive decline, all can be changed. People should be warned that you need to change something in their lives at risk because their cognitive abilities deteriorate. '

Dr Simon Ridley, of Alzheimer's Research UK shows that 'research has repeatedly shown the link between high blood pressure and increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia, and this study comes to strengthen this evidence'. "Cognitive decline with aging can lead to dementia and study of factors related to the decline can be crucial to identifying ways to prevent this undesirable conditions," he adds.

Alzheimer's Society says that 'everyone knows that smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high body mass harm the heart. This study confirms what was already known and, moreover, shows that they can hurt and his head. One in three people over 65 years old can develop a form of dementia, but there are things you can do to reduce this risk. "

"Eating a nutritionally balanced, maintaining a healthy weight, practicing a form of movement, regularly checking blood pressure and cholesterol and refraining from smoking can make a difference," concluded Alzheimer's Society

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