Having chronic inflammation may increase problems with memory

NBC - Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later in life.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University followed more than 12,000 people for about 20 years.

Those who suffered from inflammation were more likely to have a decline in cognitive skills.

Symptoms include joint pain or stiffness and can be caused by autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis.