Big heads can help fight dementia, claim researchers

Published: July 16, 2020

A new health report by claims that the effects of dementia can be avoided if one ahs a big head. The researchers at the Munich University have found out that people who have Alzheimer’s disease and a big cranium showed better thinking and memory skills as compared to the patients who had smaller skulls. It is being believed that a big head is the sign of a bigger brain reserve in order to act as a shield against brain cell death caused by dementia. The findings of the research have been originally published in the Journal Neurology. The subjects in the research were given test to check their cognitive skills and memory. A brain scan was also done apart from head measurement to know the extent of the disease.

According to, the research showed that people with larger heads performed better in the tests even when they had suffered the same amount of brain cell loss due to Alzheimer’s. A person’s lifestyle and genetics have a direct effect on the brain size of a human. The research was led by Dr Robert Perneczky and he believes that “Improving prenatal and early life conditions could significantly increase brain reserve, which could have an impact on the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or the severity of symptoms of the disease.”

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Published July 16, 2020 by Harsh in news
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