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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Research Finds Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk Of Alzheimer’s

According to a new study in the Lancet Neurology, physical inactivity and smoking are two major risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

Globally, the biggest contributing factor is low education with the others ranking a little lower.

Guest:

  • Dr. Heather Snyder, senior associate director of medical and scientific relations, Alzheimer’s Association.

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‘Enormous’ Growth Of Ocean Garbage Patch

The oceanographer who discovered the floating island of trash in 1997 says he's shocked by how much it's grown.