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Never Too Fit for Body and Mind

Mary Sano, PhD
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From Mount Sinai School of Medicine and James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York and Bronx, New York.

Grant Support: Dr. Sano is supported by the Alzheimer Disease Research Center NIA P50AG05138-20.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-3102.

Requests for Single Reprints: Mary Sano, PhD, James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468; e-mail, mary.sano@mssm.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(3):213-214. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-3-201302050-00013
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Physical fitness is beneficial in several health areas. In this issue, DeFina and colleagues find that cardiorespiratory fitness levels in midlife were associated with lower risk for dementia later in life. The editorialist discusses the study's findings, concluding that physical activity does seem to be a reasonable prescription for dementia prevention.

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