Being poor wears you down. Literally.
New research shows that extended periods of poverty are associated with decreased cognitive function in midlife.
For the study, a research team led by Dr. Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri of the University of Miami collected income data from more than 3,000 adults half a dozen times between 1985 and 2010. The researchers just published their results in the January 2017 issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.