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20 July 2011

Exercise keeps the brain sharp

Older adults who keep active may be helping to reduce their odds of losing their mental abilities, two new studies suggest.

Older adults who keep active may be helping to reduce their odds of losing their mental abilities, two new studies suggest.

Using this measure, the researchers found that those who were the most physically active had a 90% lower risk of developing significant cognitive decline, compared with those who had the least physical activity, she said.

 
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