As we age, the memory function of the human brain in general, be reduced. State was right. But the real question is, if the memory loss in the brains of men and women equal?
The answer was no! Recent research reveals that men have an increased risk of memory loss than women. The study was published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
In the study, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, United States to observe the state of the brain of parents who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI / MCI) – a type of memory disorder that became early signs of dementia (senile).
Dr. R.O. Roberts, principal investigator, who is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology describes research on the participation of as many as people aged 70-89 years 1450. Participants were followed for three years to give an accurate diagnosis. At the start of the 2004 study, researchers found no patient who was diagnosed with dementia. For three years, participants underwent tests of memory and evaluated every 15 months.
At the end of the test period, it is known that at least 296 participants experienced mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The incidence of these cases showed an increase in the group of men from 72 to 1,000 people. While the woman about 57 of every 1,000 people.
Another interesting finding of this study is that there are big differences between men and women 70-74 years related to the development of mild cognitive impairment. But in the older age groups, by 85-89 years) the difference in MCI cases virtually nonexistent.
“The fact that we see that men are at higher risk of mild cognitive impairment at a younger age than women,” Roberts said.
“It is important to overcome or prevent a risk factor for mild cognitive impairment at an early age, as when a person 20 years or 30 years,” added
With the discovery of differences in the risk of mild cognitive impairment in men and women, Roberts said it was important to consider the risk factors independently associated mainly gender.