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Activities may reduce problems in future

February 18, 2009 12:45:52 PM PST
New evidence shows that staying mentally active can help reduce your chance of memory problems as you get older. Mayo Clinic scientists compared seniors with cognitive impairment to those with good memory function.

Researchers say the mentally sharp group read books, did crafting and used the computer. Seniors who watched less than seven hours of TV a day also fared better than those who watched more TV.

Experts say it's likely the brain fit group took better care of their bodies.


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