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Want to think smarter and faster? Then keep reading GC&M News. New research has shown that reading a newspaper could give you the thinking skills of someone 13 years young.

Research published in the journal Neurology looked to establish whether phyiscal and mental activities could help people’s ‘cognitive reserves’.

People with greater ‘reserves’ show better thinking abilities as the brain ages.

The study asked participants if they had undertaken activities including reading newspapers, magazines or books. For each category of of mental activity, researchers estimated  thinking speed improved by 13 fewer years of ageing.