A new study published on Wednesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that taking daily multivitamins could boost memory in adults over the age of 60. The multivitamins helped improve memory in study participants who took them,, compared to those who took a placebo. Those who took multivitamins for a year could remember at least one extra word while doing a cognitive test that asked people to remember 20 words at a time. The vitamins apparently provide micro-nutrients to the brain's hippo-campus region, which plays a major role in learning and memory.
New U.S. census data released on Thursday has provided a snapshot of the population. One key point: We're getting older! The median age of U.S. citizens rose from 37 to almost 39. Also, the number of Americans 65 or older has grown by more than a third from 2010 to 2020. This is the fastest growth rate of any decade in the last 130 years. In addition, fewer children were born between 2010 and 2020, with more women delaying having children until later in life.