Bad Choices Made in Your 20s Have a Big Impact on Your Health in Your 40s, Science Says

Bad Choices Made in Your 20s Have a Big Impact on Your Health in Your 40s, Science Says
Bad Choices Made in Your 20s Have a Big Impact on Your Health in Your 40s, Science Says

The twenties are definitely the age of carelessness and especially the party. However, this momentary happiness is undoubtedly followed by a heavy bill later. Especially at the cognitive level !
A new study conducted by the University of San Francisco and published in Neurologyon July 3, looked into the subject.

From the outset, the study determined that health negligence during youth had a negative and significant impact on future cognitive health. Amber Bahorik, one of the study’s authors, explains that the goal of the research was to determine the relationship between “health habits et the lifestyle
in early adulthood” and “Cognitive skills in midlife“. “Which in turn could influence the risk of dementia later in life“, continues the specialist.

More than 2000 people followed over 18 years!

In her explanation, the researcher added: “Brain changes leading to Alzheimer’s disease and others
dementia can take decades to develop“. Thus, during this study, 2,364 people aged 18 to 30 were followed for 18 years.

Researchers had notably followed
the level of inflammation (body’s defense mechanism).

These individuals, half of whom were women, were then subjected to cognitive tests. In total, they were analyzed
4 times in 18 years regarding C-reactive protein (CRP). This is the element to measure inflammation in the brain.

A definite impact on the brain!

Result: Only 10% of people with low inflammation had poor outcomes. These included problems related to Memoryau impulse control as well as problem solving. Furthermore, the higher the inflammation, the worse the outcomes. Also according to this study, the high level of inflammation is predominantly related to smoking still in progress at a IMC
important
as well as a large lack of physical activity of the individual.

This new study therefore highlights what we already knew, but which we do not necessarily apply. A healthy lifestyle is essential in everyday life. The sooner we adopt this healthy lifestyle, the better! It is also important to practice physical activity as soon as we enter adulthood. Finally, smoking is to be excluded!

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