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STUDY: Exercise reduces risk of Alzheimer’s

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Apr 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-18 19:15:45-04

(WTVR) The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is growing.

Experts believe by 2030 about 80 million seniors could have the disease.

But researchers think they have found an easy way to keep the mind active.

Just doing daily chores can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

A research study currently underway at Rush University Medical center is monitoring the activity of 700 seniors.

Every move made by the participants is tracked with a wrist monitor.

Researchers found the least active people were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

Doctors say a healthy diet that includes antioxidants can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.