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Exercising the Body, Using the Brain May Ward Off Alzheimer's Disease

Physical activity may keep plaques from forming

En español | Lifelong habits of exercising regularly and staying mentally active may protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, two new studies suggest.

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