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By Lauran Neergaard
AP Medical Writer 

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?

There are no proven ways to stave off mental decline or dementia, but a new report says there are hints that exercise, controlling blood pressure and some forms of brain training might offer help.

Without proof, the government should not begin a public health campaign pushing strategies for aging brain health, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said in a report released Thursday.

But the public should be told the evidence is "encouraging," though inconclusive, the report concluded. Tha...



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