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15 September 2010

Brains age faster in Dutch famine babies

Older adults who were developing in the wombs of their mothers during the 1944 Dutch famine appear to have accelerated brain ageing, says a new study.

Older adults who were developing in the wombs of their mothers during the 1944 Dutch famine appear to have accelerated brain ageing, says a new study. 

But the latest examination showed that the famine group did worse than others in their age group when given a selective attention test that measures how well the brain deals with competing distractions, BBC News reported.

 
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