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Law school stress can kill brain cells

Zone(s): Global ¦ Sector(s): Lawyers, Health

[23 June 2014, Global Legal Post] By Neasa MacErlean: Law school students could be losing some of their cognitive abilities as a result of stress caused through an overly sedentary lifestyle and a lack of exercise while studying hard. This is a conclusion reached by law professor Debra Austin of the University of Denver, writing in the Loyola Law Review. ‘Stress can weaken or kill brain cells needed for cognition,’ she writes.