Reducing risk factors may prevent Alzheimer's, study says

07/20/2011 | HealthDay News

Addressing seven risk factors, including lack of physical activity and obesity, that account for 17 million Alzheimer's diagnoses worldwide could reduce cases by about half, University of California, San Francisco researchers reported in The Lancet Neurology. In a second study, University of Pennsylvania researchers found that "resilient cognition," or the ability to maintain low levels of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma, was linked to healthy thinking abilities.

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