Long-Term Study Identifies Exercise as Most Important Factor in Preventing Dementia

Exercise and other healthy behaviors significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to a new study conducted over the course of 35 years.

Exercise significantly reduces the risk of dementia, according to a study conducted by Cardiff University researchers over the course of 35 years.

The study, which is the longest examination of the influence of environmental factors in chronic disease, recorded the healthy behaviors of 2,235 men ages 45 to 59. Researchers identified that five behaviors give people the best chance at a healthy life, which are exercising regularly, not smoking, having a low body weight, eating a healthy

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