Memory loss affecting more young adults - study

UCLA researchers say more young people are experiencing memory loss, and experts believe those early memory problems may be due to lifestyle factors.
UCLA researchers say more young people are experiencing memory loss, and experts believe those early memory problems may be due to lifestyle factors.

Dr. Gary Small and his colleagues at UCLA's Longevity Center teamed up with the Gallup organization to survey more than 18,000 people about their memory and lifestyle.

They found depression, inactivity, lower education levels, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure all led to memory complaints. Stress also plays a role in memory issues.

Mild cognitive impairment can increase a person's risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Doctors say it's never too early to start living a healthy brain lifestyle, including spending some time offline.
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