The study, “Age and education effects on cognitive functioning in coloured South African women,” was conducted by researchers from the university's Department of Sport Science.
They used a group of 60 women (18-64 years), separated into four age groups and two education groups.
“An age-related decline was observed for all domains, with low scores observed for processing speed already in young adulthood. The high education group scored significantly better in all cognitive domains.
"Young to middle-aged coloured women present with low cognitive function and which is significantly influenced by education,” found the study.