Going to university does NOT protect you against dementia or heart disease, scientists confirm

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Going to college or university and getting a degree may help prepare you for the working world -- but it won't stop age-related brain shrinkage, a study found. Education has long been associated with health benefits -- including a decreased risk of heart disease, a delayed peak in cognitive abilities and lower risk of dementia. It has been contended that greater levels of education in childhood and early adulthood can slow the rate of brain aging in late adulthood. To put this to the test, an international team of researchers analysed the brain structure of some 2,000 people at different stages of their lives. They found that while higher education can lead to larger brain volumes, it does nothing significant to stave off the ravages of age.