A recent study at Duke University Medical Center has recently revealed the results of a study of brain scans done on elderly patients. What they discovered is that “brain rot” happens faster among those who were religious, but is slower for those who are part of mainline, Protestant denominations. Here is what the study says:
"As you can see in the graph, the rot was slowest in mainline Protestants, faster in born-again Protestants and Catholics, and faster still all in those with no religion. The group who fared worst were those who had experienced a 'life-changing' religious event sometime in the past.
The authors put this down to the stress of being in a minority group. It's known that high levels of stress can increase the rate of hippocampal rot."
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