Thursday, 3 December 2015

'Coach Potatoes' develop brain rot

A study just published in JAMA Psychiatry that followed 3,247 people who took a variety of cognitive function tests in their 40s and 50s after being tracked by researchers for 25 years found...

"Finally, the researchers looked at the 3% of people who consistently watched the most TV and got little exercise. Compared with the people who consistently got moderate to high amounts of exercise and consistently watched less than three hours of TV a day, the extreme couch potatoes were about twice as likely to score poorly on the two tests that measured processing speed and executive function."

Read the story in the Los Angeles Times

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