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January 8, 2012
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Can you reduce your risk of Alzheimer's?

It's the second-most feared disease after cancer, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with it, and there's no cure: We're talking about Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes a steady decline in memory, thinking and behavior.

Scientists know Alzheimer's damages and kills brain cells; they also know that age, family history and genetics can increase your chances of developing the disease. But what they can't yet say for sure is exactly how to prevent it. The number of people with Alzheimer's is expected to skyrocket in the coming years. As researchers work to find effective prevention strategies, …

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