- A new study has found that food insufficiency is associated with more rapid cognitive decline.
- Researchers analyzed data for thousands of individuals regarding their level of food insecurity, cognitive health, and whether they benefitted from the United States federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
- Cognitive decline in people without enough food may be a result of poorer nutrition, or of the stress of experiencing financial hardship severe enough to keep them from buying the food they need.
By Robby Berman on February 26, 2023
Fact checked by Harriet Pike, Ph.D.
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