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Nov 26, 2012 1:17 PM by NBC News

Physical activity may help protect against dementia

Physical activity may help protect elderly adults from dementia.

A new study from UCLA finds a strong association between an active lifestyle in old age and greater gray matter volume in areas of the brain crucial for cognitive function.

It wasn't just one activity but a combination, like gardening and dancing, that seemed to have the greatest effect.

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