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Challenging medical dogma: Mental exercise vs drugs, supplements and physical exercise to prevent cognitive decline

Posted Apr 16 2013 10:15am

Brain Thinker Mental exercises may prevent mental decline in seniors (CBC News):  “A review released by the Canadian Medical Association Journal on the prevention of cognitive decline said that medicinal and non-medicinal products, and physical exercise did nothing to prevent the decline in healthy seniors, but mental exercises have been shown to be beneficial…The report was written to help aging Canadians make more informed decisions when faced with deteriorating mental faculties and the preventative therapies available to them…In some cases there was evidence of harm with certain pharmacological therapies such as estrogen and anti-inflammatory drugs.”

Study: Preventing cognitive decline in healthy older adults (Canadian Medical Association Journal; requires subscription)

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