Stress

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Stress
The fact that stress is bad for your health should come as no surprise, but a new study shows just how lasting an impact it can have on your brain. Researchers tracked women for nearly 40 years and found that those who experienced a greater number of stressors (work problems, divorce, family illness) in middle age were more likely to develop dementia later in life. Chronic stress may trigger the production of inflammatory compounds and damage areas of the brain linked to memory.