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People with familial longevity show better cognitive aging

Exhibit better cognitive performance at baseline and show slower decline in processing speed

2021-05-04
(Press-News.org) (Boston)--If you come from a family where people routinely live well into old age, you will likely have better cognitive function (the ability to clearly think, learn and remember) than peers from families where people die younger. Researchers affiliated with the Long Life Family Study (LLFS) recently broadened that finding in a paper published in END


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[Press-News.org] People with familial longevity show better cognitive aging
Exhibit better cognitive performance at baseline and show slower decline in processing speed