Divorce, loss and physical problems. Factors that cause aging of the brain

Divorce, loss and physical problems. Factors that cause aging of the brain


Divorce, loss and physical problems. Factors that cause aging of the brain
A recent study found that the triad of divorce, famine and financial deficits accelerate the aging of the brains of people by about four months.

The study, conducted at Emory University in the United States, showed that one major event in human life, which may also include miscarriages, causes older areas in the brains of older people to be associated with memory, attention and thinking to become more elegant.

"The presence of more severe fatalities in middle age, especially with regard to divorce, or the death of a family member, was associated with aging in the brain," said Dr. Sean Hatton of the University of California, San Diego.

This is thought to be due to such accidents causing internal stress, which leads to cell damage, reduced immunity and genetic changes, according to researchers.

It is not clear whether these "older" brains increase people's risk of conditions such as dementia or mental health disorders. Previous figures show that 40-50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States.

The researchers analyzed 359 men between the ages of 57 and 66 who were asked to record events that changed their lives over the past two years. They were compared to a similar list collected five years before participants joined the study. Within a month of completing the list Recently, men underwent magnetic resonance imaging tests and other health assessments.

The researchers said the study was conducted on a sample of people, adding that it was unclear whether women or younger men were similarly affected by stress.

The researchers believe that the social support networks that come with marriage, as well as avoid the emotional and financial stress of divorce, may enhance the survival of heart patients.