According to a study by the University of Chicago Rush, people with a tendency to experience negative emotions have a 40 per cent more chances to develop a “slight deterioration” in his memory.

Washington – People who suffer from stress or depression are often easier to develop memory problems that people have a way of being more carefree, according to a study by the Rush University in Chicago.
The research argues that people with a tendency to experience negative emotions are 40 percent more likely to develop a “mild cognitive impairment (MCI, for its acronym in English), a state of transition between normal aging and mild dementia that sometimes is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Society Against Alzheimer noted that between ten and fifteen per cent of those affected by MCI eventually develop Alzheimer’s disease. “There are many differences on the matter of how people cope with stress and other negative emotions, but these reactions tend to be constant during adult life,” said Robert Wilson said in a statement, lead author of the study.

“These findings suggest that, throughout life, chronic stress affects the area of the brain that the body charged with giving an answer, unfortunately, that part of the brain also regulates memory,” added Wilson.

Robert Wilson and other researchers at the Rush University of Chicago analyzed the results of two studies conducted for 12 years to 1,256 people without signs of suffering from such disease. In that time 482 individuals developed the disorder.

To measure the emotional level of the participants in the study were asked to indicate with which of the following statements were more in agreement regarding their daily habits: “I’m not a person who cares about everything,” “I often feel tense and nervous “or” often anger me by how I treated people. ” The study will be published on Tuesday in the journal Neurology.

Sources: Perfil

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