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Younger generations have bigger brains


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"Bigger brains suggest better brain health and cognitive function. And since the 1930s, our brains have been growing in size. Now, a new study shows how this is affecting our risk of developing dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease."

While the study focused on a different disease, maybe the increase in brain volume is a factor in susceptibility to ME. The study has data on the sizes of different brain regions and the ratio of grey and white matter. I suppose the problem with looking for correlations with ME is that the data on how many people actually had/have ME is so poor.