Washington: Faltering kidneys can hit mental processes involved in thinking, understanding, reasoning or remembering, according to a American study."The brain and kidney are both organs that are affected by the cardiovascular systems," said Adam Davey, associate professor of public health in Temple`s College of Health Professions and Social Work, who led the study,Researchers from the Temple, Maine and Maryland Universities examined longitudinal data, five years apart, from 590 people, according to a Temple statement.What the researchers found was the greater a person`s decrease in renal functioning, the greater the decrease in overall cognitive functioning, particularly abstract reasoning and verbal memory."They are both affected by things like blood pressure and hypertension, so it is natural to expect that changes in one organ are going to be linked with changes in another," says Davey.
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