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PET, MRI study seeks to assess lifestyle changes in reducing Alzheimer's risk

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California are enrolling 100 individuals ages 60 to 80 at risk for Alzheimer's disease in the Lifestyle Enriching Activities for Research in Neuroscience Intervention Trial, or LEARNit, which will use PET and MRI to determine how physical and cognitive activity may benefit their brain health. The study, which has received five-year, $2.9-million funding from the National Institute on Aging, aims to identify methods to delay Alzheimer's onset by five or 10 years, said LEARNit Project Manager Lisette Isenberg.

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