Being a cynic linked to tripled risk of developing dementia, Finland study suggests

Better find some faith and quickly! A study shows that people who are cynical lead the path in developing dementia later in life

The National Post writes, “Cynics are three times more likely to develop dementia than those who have faith in humanity, a study has shown.Believing that others are motivated by selfishness, or that they lie to get what they want, appears to radically increase the risk of cognitive decline in later life.”

Notably one should have a little faith in mankind, seems likely that faith in man is what made us cynical in the first place.

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Cynics are three times more likely to develop dementia than those who have faith in humanity, a study has shown.

Believing that others are motivated by selfishness, or that they lie to get what they want, appears to radically increase the risk of cognitive decline in later life.

[np_storybar title=”Running guards against dementia, keeps the brain’s memory centre young: study” link=”http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/03/17/running-guards-against-dementia-keeps-the-brains-memory-centre-young-study/”]
Those attempting to guard against dementia should put down the crossword and go for a jog, U.K. researchers advise.

For years, people have assumed that puzzles kept the brain active. But Clive Ballard, professor of age-related disease at King’s College London, says those who want the best chance of staving off dementia should opt for a run or a brisk walk.

It has long been known that those who do regular exercise are less likely to develop the condition, but it was only last month that a study at…

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