Is there is a link between daytime TV and declining mental capacity? There may well be, say researchers at City University of New York who studied the viewing habits of elderly women. Memory problems were considerably worse among participants who watched soap operas and talk shows. The researchers were quick to add, however, that it’s not clear whether watching these shows cause the dip in brainpower — or people with weaker cognitive abilities are drawn to daytime TV fare.
Source: Forbes, March 20