I told myself I needed to move on. I’d covered the issue of stress numerous times in the past, most recently in April. Then I read the following news: According to a recently released study published in the journal Neurology, stress might be tied to a slight shrinking of the brain. In a study of more than 2,000 healthy, middle-aged volunteers, doctors found those with a higher hormone indicator of stress performed more poorly on memory tests and had a slightly shrunken brain volume compared to those with a normal level of the hormone.
The new study found stress to impair memory and quicken cognitive decline later in life, but the findings do not mean that stress causes brain damage. They merely suggest an association between stress and brain function.
As I pointed out in April, though the word “stress” was coined more than 50…