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Exercise and Mediterranean-style diet could lower risk of Alzheimer's

A new observational study from the U.S. suggests that exercise combined with a Mediterranean-style diet is linked with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease and the researchers said the findings were strong enough to justify setting up controlled ...

A new observational study from the U.S. suggests that exercise combined with a Mediterranean-style diet is linked with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease and the researchers said the findings were strong enough to justify setting up controlled trials to investigate the link more robustly and see if there are any other factors that might have an affect on Alzheimer's risk.

The study was conducted by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York and was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The lead author is Dr. Nikos Scarmeas, associate professor of clinical neurology in the Department of Neurology, in the Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at the Center.

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