Alas, our brain begins to decline to 45 years, and our cognitive abilities, as well as our memory, Eroded long before the canons 60 years considered as the threshold for the beginning of phase “Down”. As discovered by a team of American researchers, led by Dr. English and French Sing-Manoux Archana University College London, thanks to a study published in the British Medical Journal Just the 45 years are critical of the human brain, enough to mark time and start The first phase of decline and memory lapses.
In fact, the prevention can affect a lot, seen as lifestyle healthy, of course, but in general, between 45 and 49 years, our cognitive abilities worsen to 3.9% in both men and women. With age, however, is to report a better seal female In fact between 56 and 70 the male brain declines as a percentage of 9.6%, against 7.4% of the female.
To reach their conclusions, the scientists studied a sample of 7 thousand adult individuals (2 thousand 5 thousand men and women) for a period of 10 years, i.e. 1997 to 2007. Over the past decade, the persons selected were subjected three times to test of evaluation their overall cognitive abilities, then its memory, vocabulary, Auditory and visual comprehension and phonological and semantic fluency.
The scores of the different tests showed just the worsening of performance with age, the percentages we have seen. According to the researchers, however, slow down this process is entirely possible, and, indeed, that in general what is good for the heart is also good for the brain. We return, therefore, the wisdom of the Romans: mens sana in corpore sano.