Old Age Begins at 27: Scientists Reveal New Research Into Aging

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Old
age is often blamed for causing us to misplace car keys, forget
a word or lose our train of thought.

But new research
shows that many well-known effects of ageing may start decades before
our twilight years.

According to
scientists, our mental abilities begin to decline from the age of
27 after reaching a peak at 22.

The researchers
studied 2,000 men and women aged 18 to 60 over seven years. The
people involved – who were mostly in good health and well-educated
– had to solve visual puzzles, recall words and story details
and spot patterns in letters and symbols.

Similar tests
are often used to diagnose mental disabilities and declines, including
dementia.

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March
25, 2009

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