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High School Education Reduces Serious Health Risks Like Dementia

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“A new study further emphasizes the benefits of an education on the human experience…research from the Framingham Heart Study spanning the past four decades indicates that cases of individuals with dementia is on the decline, and that better educated populations are at a decreased risk…Those who had a high school diploma were determined to be less at-risk for both dementia and cardiovascular disease…This is just the latest study to find health benefits in a high school diploma. Last July, researchers from several universities linked a lack of a high school diploma to over a hundred thousand deaths in 2010, finding further evidence of a “strong inverse relationship between educational attainment and adult mortality.””(more)

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