More complex jobs reduce dementia risk

April 25, 2008 2:19:15 PM PDT
Your job may do more than pay the bills.

If you spend a lot of time working with people or things, there's a good chance your helping protect your brain. New research shows a link between high complexity jobs such as teaching with a reduced risk of developing dementia.

The report in the American Journal of Epidemiology looked at Canadian data of more than 3,500 men and women. Those people who spent a lot of time dealing with other humans or had complex interactions with things such farm tools were less likely to develop dementia. The study also finds the longer the jobs were held the better the brain power protection.


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