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Playing Online Puzzles Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

by Sheela Philomena on April 12, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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 Playing Online Puzzles Could Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Playing crosswords and word search could help the brain stay active and thereby reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, say scientists.

New research has found that unfamiliar stimuli and new mental challenges - like puzzles, crosswords and sudoku - can stimulate neuron growth in a key area of the brain, the Daily Express reported.

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It is thought that spending 15 minutes a day doing a crossword, sudoku or another puzzle could be beneficial.

One US study recently concluded that people who keep their minds active throughout their lives have lower amounts of a protein that forms the beta amyloid plaques which are a hallmark of Alzheimer's.

Source: ANI
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