Numerous studies have found that stress has a profound effect on the brain. Research published early this year, in a study concludes that perceived stress can have long-term physiological and psychological consequences and is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was called “Association of Stress With Cognitive Function Among Older Black and White US Adults” and carried out by Ambar Kulshreshtha and others of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, US...

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