Brain Function Could Start Declining 'As Early As Age 45"²

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The brain's ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal. University College London researchers found a 3.6 percent decline in mental reasoning in women and men aged 45-49. They assessed the memory, vocabulary and comprehension skills of 7,000 men and women aged 45 to 70 over 10 years. Anchor Lisa Mullins talk with study co-author Jane Ferrie of University College London.