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RunningWoodsResearchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have reported that they have isolated a protein called irisin that is produced in the brain during endurance exercise. The scientists introduced the protein to sedentary mice who were then tested for changes in how their brains functioned. What they found is that the protein activated the genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory. 

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Thanks for the comment, Ruth. There are many approaches out there, most of which endorse diet, exercise and staying mentally and socially active. Here's another one:
One in Three Cases of Alzheimer’s May be Lifestyle Related found at http://www.healthcentral.com/alzheimers/c/62/170686/alzheimer-lifestyle-related

Really interesting things we are learning about Alzheimer's and how exercise and diet can make an impact. Thanks for the article. I recently read an article http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/29/dr-perlmutter-gluten.aspx

This was the first article I've seen that talked about Alzheimer's being a disease that could be avoided by lifestyle changes.

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