Smoking Linked to Brain Shrinkage? (NHS Choices / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary

Comparison of brain scans from more than 500 people, aged 73 and over, found that long-term smokers were more likely to have a thinner cerebral cortex.

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Reference

Long-term smoking ‘may cause’ brain shrinkage. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, February 12th 2015.

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Reference

Karama, S. Ducharme, S. [and] Corley, J. [et al] (2015). Cigarette smoking and thinning of the brain’s cortex. Molecular Psychiatry. February 10th 2015. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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