Dehydratation in healthy adolescents affects brain structure and function
Equating to same level of shrinkage expected in Alzheimers’ patients over
two and a half month period.
A Research paper published in the Human Brain Mapping scientific journal reports a medical study of 16-18 year olds, which identifies that whilst dehydration may not immediately appear to affect brain function in the short-term for teenagers taking GCSE’s or A-Levels over consecutive days, performance could be significantly affected.
Dehydration affects brain structure and function in healthy adolescents.
Kempton MJ, Ettinger U, Foster R, Williams SC, Calvert GA, Hampshire A, Zelaya FO, O'Gorman RL, McMorris T, Owen AM, Smith MS.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 Jan;32(1):71-9.
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