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Cognitive, physical activity in midlife linked to reduced odds of dementia

A study in Neurology showed that midlife cognitive activity was associated with a reduced total dementia and Alzheimer's disease risk, while midlife physical activity was linked to lower odds of dementia with cerebrovascular disease and mixed dementia. The findings, based on a Swedish registry study of 800 women ages 38 to 54, also showed a correlation between physical activity in midlife and reduced total dementia risk, after excluding those who had dementia before 1990.

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