Survey data link healthy behaviors to better memory

06/14/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A survey of more than 18,000 adults links healthy behaviors -- such as a good diet, not smoking and regular exercise -- to better memory, according to research published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Data showed people who engaged in four healthy behaviors were 111% less likely to report memory problems, while those who engaged in just one healthy behavior were 21% less likely to report memory problems, compared to those who had no healthy behaviors.

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