What is the main cause of decline in brain function as we age?

One of the major theories of aging attributes physiological deterioration to the accumulated damage that free radicals cause our cells over time—and neurons, the interconnected networks of nerve cells that the brain relies on to function, are particularly vulnerable to free-radical damage.

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