Study: Exercise Lowers Dementia Risk

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal medicine, people 65 and older who did moderate exercise had a significantly reduced risk of developing dementia. According to researchers, just 15 minutes of exercise three times a week lowered the risk of developing dementia by 30 to 40 percent.

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Eric Larson, director and senior investigator, Center for Health Studies; Group Health Cooperative

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