Here’s What Watching TV in Midlife Does to Your Brain
Provided By - Video Elephant on June 01, 2021
Television has been mocked for wrecking society’s ability to think. Now, science has found evidence to support such worries.
People who watch moderate to high amounts of TV throughout the midlife years see greater declines in cognitive function and reduced gray matter volumes in their brains later in life, according to three studies recently presented at the American Heart Association’s 2021 Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle & Cardiometabolic Health Conference.
Midlife was defined as ages 45 to 64. Cognitive function includes tasks like remembering, reasoning and problem-solving. In one study, the researchers found that watching even moderate amounts of television during middle age is linked to declines in memory and ability to reason later in life.