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Parents With Male Child Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Decline Quicker, Study Reveals
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Parents With Male Child Are Likely to Experience Cognitive Decline Quicker, Study Reveals

"Daughters provide more social and emotional support than sons and often become informal caregivers," revealed Katrin Wolfova, who is the lead author of the study.

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A brand new study has found a link between parents raising boys and cognitive decline. The study recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research shows that parents with at least one son had a faster rate of cognitive decline—including dementia—as compared to those who had no sons to raise. 

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The team from Charles University in Prague and Columbia University in New York came upon these findings after collecting and analyzing data from more than 30,000 participants over the age of 50 and their spouses. At least 13,222 parents with one son were reported to have experienced faster cognitive degeneration compared to those who had none. Parents who had more than one son also reported losing their cognitive abilities faster than those who only had daughters.