Stressed a lot? It may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s

Science and Health

A recently published study indicates the negative effects of anxiety on the brain, which increase the risk of strokes and cardiac events.

A persistent feeling of stress may also increase the risk of getting Alzheimer’s in old age, according to the study, which was published by researchers at the University of Alabama’s Alzheimer’s Research Laboratory.

A survey asking about stress levels

“Stress is associated with accelerated aging.”


The study is based on a survey involving 24,000 adults, who talked about the levels of stress and anxiety they experienced throughout their lives.

The researchers found that people who reported high levels of anxiety had a 37% increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

“Stress is associated with accelerated aging,” the study states.

How can you manage high levels of stress in your day-to-day life? (illustrative) (credit: PEXELS)

“Alongside other well-known damages, such as strokes, cardiac events and damage to the immune system.”