Want to know if your brain’s healthy? Stand on one leg

December 19, 2014 11:34 AM

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Japanese researchers have invented a new, easy way to gauge the risk of brain abnormality… and make us look stupid at the same time. (Well, doctors are under a lot of stress, I guess they needed a laugh.)

Yasuharu Tabara, from the Center for Genomic Medicine at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Kyoto and his colleagues found that an inability to balance on one leg for more than twenty seconds was linked to an increased risk of small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive...

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