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Brain ageing starts at a very young age, far younger than most of us imagine. How young? Your twenties, basically. No sooner has your brain stopped growing (late teens, early twenties) than it starts deteriorating. Ironic? No kidding. But given there’s not much mileage in railing against evolution, what can we do about it?

‘A lot’ is the answer. Genetics is only about one-third of what predicts brain ageing, say the boffins at UCLA’s Anti-Ageing Institute. The other two-thirds have to do with our ...

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