-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Some simple precautions and
activities can help keep your mind sharp and your brain healthy
throughout your life, an expert says.
Genes and chance certainly play a role in memory loss, brain
tumors, strokes and other brain disorders, Dr. Keith L. Black,
chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center in Los Angeles and director of the Maxine Dunitz
Neurosurgical Institute, said in a news release.
But brain health isn't totally out of your control. There are
ways to reduce your risks of both diseases and injury to the brain,
Black said, including:
The Society for Neuroscience outlines ways to
keep your brain healthy as you age.
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