Being in love may help fight Alzheimer's

July 3, 2009 10:39:06 PM PDT
In health news, new research finds romantic relationships may help protect against Alzheimer's.

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Doctors in Finland studied nearly 1,500 adults.

They found people living alone at mid-life were twice as likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's.

The risk was three times higher for those who had been widowed.

The researchers say there are apparently several advantages to having a mate, including mental and social stimulation.

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