New research from University College London suggests smoking is associated with more rapid cognitive decline in males. Additionally, men who continue to smoke experience greater cognitive decline than those who quit during the experimental time frame.
A new study released by Kaiser Permanente has linked heavy smoking during midlife to an increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Smokers who smoke more than two packs of cigarettes a day also had an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia. Vascular dementia occurs as a result of compromised blood flow to the brain.
New research regarding mental aging suggests that drops in mental ability are not as steep as once believed.
A new report from scientists at the USDA and UCD has revealed the relationship between lower levels of B vitamins and cognitive decline.