Exercise may help teen girls avoid dementia later in life

06/30/2010 | HealthDay News

A study of 9,300 older women in the U.S. found that those who were physically active during their teenage years were less likely to show symptoms of dementia as they aged than those who were consistently inactive. The finding doesn't confirm a direct link between exercise and reduced risk of dementia, but suggests that "early life physical activity is important to late-life health and in particular in preventing late-life cognitive impairment," the lead author said.

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