Navigation Links
Stress- Harms Now And Later

Stress not only makes your present life miserable, it drags you to worse ills in the future, such as Alzheimers, say researchers.

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago opine that those who most often are anxious or depressed are 40 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, a form of memory loss that is often a transitional stage between normal aging and dementia, but which has no significant disability.

Says lead author Robert Wilson:"Not only are these individuals losing cognition, but they are showing many of the changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Wilson and colleagues analyzed data from two large studies involving 1,256 older people who started the studies with no memory problems. After up to 12 years of follow up, 482 people in the study developed mild cognitive impairment. Participants were rated on how vulnerable they were to worry and depression.

"What we're measuring is a personality trait that we all have to greater or lesser degree. We all experience anxiety and periodic depression. This trait helps identify people for whom that is more characteristic than others," says Wilson, whose study is published in the journal Neurology.

"This isn't a measure of stress, but of the response to stress," he was quoted.

Results from the research suggest that chronic stress may harm parts of the brain responsible for responding to stress - an area that is also associated with memory.

"The bigger impact on public health will depend on us understanding the neurobiological basis for this," says Wilson, adding that his research might lead to early treatments, such as promoting exercise to reduce stress or drug therapy for depression. Depression appeared in this study to be merely a "proxy for the enduring tendency to experience negative emotions," according to the researchers.

"It (the research) could open up new av enues for strategies to delay the symptoms of this disease," says Wilson.


Related medicine news :

1. Family, Books Best Stress-busters for Indian CEOs
2. Blocking Glucocorticoid Prevents Stress-Induced Skin Abnormalities
3. Family Turmoil and Violence Results in Stress-induced Physical Problems in Young, Cornell Psychologist Finds
4. Adolescents Exposed to Family Turmoil and Violence Face Stress-related Problems
5. Stress-Related Health Problems Haunts Sanjay Dutt
6. Unregulated Fish Industry Harms Health Of Women
7. Addictive Drugs Harms the Brain
8. UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain
9. Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later
10. Radiation Exposure Found To Affect Intellect Later In Life
11. Infant Fevers Found to Reduce Allergy Risk Later In Life
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness ... to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of ... of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even ... progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that behind ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has ... 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their ... Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart ... electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits ... structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), a ... now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, thanks ... Inc. Patients are no longer limited to having ... PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: