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Study: Anxiety can lead to dementia

Through the Gospels, we read of several instances where Jesus warned about worry: And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (Matthew 6:27) And for good reason. Today, numerous studies have shown that worry/anxiety can lead to multiple health issues. READ: How Worrying Affects the Body But now researchers at Northwestern University are warning that anxiety in our younger years could also make a person more susceptible to dementia when they are older. Study Finds explains: CHICAGO — As we age, the countless cells and neurons in our brains can come under attack from harmful tangles and plaque build-ups. This interference is the common cause of dementia, which destroys the memory and thinking abilities of many seniors. While scientists continue to work on treatments for dementia, a new study finds your personality may be the best weapon you have. Researchers at Northwestern University say anxious and moody people are more susceptible to the affects of brain damage later in life. […] The data in the Northwestern report comes …