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Some Foods May Cut Alzheimer's Risk

Wed Jun 26, 2002

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) - Eating nuts, leafy green vegetables and other foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, two studies suggest.

The findings build on growing research into the effects of antioxidants on dementia.

The latest studies seem to suggest that vitamin-rich foods, but not vitamin supplements, have beneficial effects. The researchers, however, said more definitive studies are needed.

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Activity May Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer's

Tue May 21, 2002

TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthScoutNews) -- An active and challenging life may protect your brain from Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

American and German scientists say they found that older mice who lived in an enriched setting where they were physically and mentally challenged grew and kept a higher number of new brain nerve cells linked to memory function.

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