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Barry Sheales (@user_che214927)

Neuropathy and Brain Neuroplasticity

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@helenfrances

When I was studying for a Master’s degree in Gerontology I read an interesting study: The Nuns Study
The aging nuns had ‘donated’ their brains for scientific study after their death. One of the nuns was very active taking care of the other aging nuns.
After death the brains of the older nuns had a significant amount of plaque. The active nun had little plaque.

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Hi, @helenfrances – wondering if you might offer the reference for the nun study you mentioned, in case others want to read more about it?

Put this on hold… I am going to a meeting and do not now have time to fact check the nuns study. Will do so when I return or you may want to Google it.

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