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Healthy Living & Alzheimer's

(CNN)--Leading a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

That's the message today from Alzheimer's experts meeting in Paris.

Researchers say the number of Alzheimer's cases could be cut in half if people exercise, eat well and stop smoking.

Other risks include depression, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Education is also a factor because illiteracy keeps brains from developing properly.

About 35-million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

The findings are published in the journal Lancet Neurology.

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