Stress Linked To Short Term Memory Loss In Older Adults

June 18, 2014 9:00 AM

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High levels of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone increase the risk of short-term memory loss in older adults, a new study finds.

Cortisol is a hormone in the body that is released when a person is under stress. Previous studies have established that increase in cortisol levels in the body once in a while is crucial for survival. It helps a person cope with life's challenges. However, a prolonged increase in the production of ...

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