Keeping mind, body active in middle age could lower risk of dementia

New European research has found that keeping active both physically and mentally in middle age could help to lower the risk of dementia later in life. Carried out by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the new study looked at 800 Swedish women age 38 to 54 who were followed for 44 years. The researchers recorded the women's physical and mental activities at the beginning of the study, with mental activities including a diverse range of hobbies such as reading, playing instruments, singing in a choir, visiting concerts, gardening, doing needlework or attending religious services, and gave the women scores based on how often they partook in the activities to indi...

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