4 things that can shrink your brain

Cara

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Your brain is bound to shrink as you age — it's unavoidable. But there are certain lifestyle factors that hasten the process, according to a new study by researchers at University of California, Davis.

The four factors that were associated with faster declines in brain volume were:

• High blood pressure

• Diabetes

• Cigarette smoking

• Being overweight or obese


Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/03/study-4-factors-that-may-shrink-your-brain/#ixzz1U3TU6JP2

All these factors are very predictable but then I came across:

Internet addiction may cause brain shrinkage. In June, Scientific American reported on a recently published Chinese study that brain-scanned 18 college-aged internet addicts and found, in part, that "several small regions in online addicts' brains shrunk, in some cases as much as a 10 to 20 percent."

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/07/things-make-your-brain-shrink/40422/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/a...dictive-internet-use-restructure-brain&page=2

I can't afford to lose 10-20% of my brain, I need all the grey matter I can get :D.
 

Devill

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It is ok the Borg will claim us all before we turn into mindless zombies!
 

Mineer

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that would explain internet trolls ...
internet trolls are inevitable
 
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noxibox

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Small areas, not the whole brain.

suggests self-assessed Internet addiction, primarily through online multiplayer games
But then don't many games also enhance areas of the brain?
 

ShaunSA

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Guys just need to look at Jessica Alba pics to get their brains expanding again :p

Except for Pooky. He looks at David Beckham pics :twisted:
 
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