Middle-Aged Smokers At Higher Risk Of Memory Loss

June 10, 2008

A new French study published in the Archives of Internal Medicne has found that middle-aged smokers are at an increased risk of memory loss...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new French study published in the Archives of Internal Medicne has found that middle-aged smokers are at an increased risk of memory loss.

The French study lasted 17-years and consisted of 5,000 people.

Middle-aged smokers were linked to symptoms of dementia, experiencing memory loss at younger ages compared to non-smokers.

The lead researcher, Severine Sabia of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France stated “Our results show that smoking is associated with poorer cognition and decline over five years.”

Those involved in the study were between the ages of 35 and 55-years old when the research began. Over time those who quit smoking could improve their cognitive function all over again.

This showcased a direct link between middle-aged smoking and memory loss.


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