06 Feb '12, 11pm

Men who smoke experience greater mental declines over time than men who never smoked: Study

Men who smoke experience greater mental declines over time than men who never smoked, but the same link does not appear among women, said a British study published in the United States on Monday. -- POSED PHOTO WASHINGTON (AFP) - Men who smoke experience greater mental declines over time than men who never smoked, but the same link does not appear among women, said a British study published in the United States on Monday. The research suggested that the effects of long-term cigarette smoking show up terms of memory loss, inability to connect past experience with actions in the present, and a drop in overall cognition skills. The study in the Archives of General Psychiatry followed more than 5,000 men and 2,100 women in the British civil service. Research subjects entered the study at an average age of 56 and were followed for up to 25 years. Researchers at the University C...

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