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Regular exercise reduces risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:137
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    More evidence for the “use it or lose it” approach to ageing has come from a study published this week showing that older adults who exercised three or more times a week had a significantly lower risk of developing dementia than adults who exercised less (Annals of Internal Medicine 2006;144: 73-81).

    The study included a randomly selected group of 1740 adults aged 65 years or older with normal cognitive function, as assessed by the Cognitive …

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