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Study Shows Cognitive Decline Is Not Normal In Aging

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July 9, 1999
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University Of California, Davis - Medical Center
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In a study that tracked changes in cardiovascular health and cognitive function in 5,888 community-dwelling senior citizens annually over a ten-year period, researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center say cognitive decline is not a normal part of aging for the majority of elderly people.

Finding opens door to prevention by showing older people with atherosclerosis or diabetes in combination with the ApoE4 gene are at much higher risk for memory loss, cognitive decline.


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