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Doing a crossword regularly could help prevent Alzheimer`s

15 December, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Playing online puzzles like crosswords and wordsearch could help your brain stay active and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer`s disease, scientists say.

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.

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.

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