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Infections Linked to Cognitive Decline

According to a recent study by researchers found common infections such as colds and urinary tract infections may be linked to cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults. The study analyzed data from over 8,000 participants aged 45 to 65, finding that those who reported a higher frequency of infections over the previous year scored lower on cognitive tests. The researchers suggest that chronic inflammation caused by recurrent infections may be a contributing factor to cognitive decline. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing and managing infections in order to maintain cognitive health as we age.

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