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Physical activity and dementia: The need for prevention trials

Dementia is a common and debilitating disease that will increase dramatically for the next 50 years unless a prevention or treatment is identified. This review summarizes the evidence that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of dementia in older adults and recommends that prevention trials be performed to determine whether this association is causal.

Authors: Barnes DE; Whitmer RA; Yaffe K

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Jan;35(1):24-9.

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