July 5, 2022

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Cognitive functions decrease from the age of 40 due to watching more television

Cognitive functions decrease from the age of 40 due to watching more television


  • People who watch a lot of television in the middle of their lives have a 6.9% decline in cognitive performance by the age of 70.
  • This helps to reduce their ash content by 0.5%.

Many studies warn of dangers Screen overflow in children. However, watching too much TV can also have detrimental effects on the health of adults, especially since the age of 40, as the American Heart Association’s Virtual Conference on Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health emphasizes this new work presented this week.

According to the results of this study conducted by researchers at the Universities of Alabama and Columbia (United States), spending more time in front of the television leads to greater cognitive decline and a decrease in brain size from the age of 40, according to the results.

0.5% reduction in ash at the age of 70 years

To reach these conclusions, the researchers collected information on (self-reported) viewing habits from a group of volunteers aged 50 to 70 between 1996 and 2013. Their brain health It has also long been followed by additional cognitive tests related to working memory, language and executive function.

There was a 6.9% decline in those who reported spending more time in this activity in midlife compared to those who watched small television. Cognitive functions 0.5% reduction in gray matter compared to people over the age of 70 and those who have seen less television.

This research is very timely and important in the midst of the current Kovid-19 epidemic, because we know that people spend more time on sedentary behaviors such as watching TV when they are under quarantine.”, Michelle SV Elkind, President of the American Heart Association A statement.

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