Sunday, February 7, 2010

Does the village of Ballabgarh, India hold the key to preventing dementia?

Major Cities of IndiaImage by isriya via Flickr

from Power-Up

Researchers have found a much lower than expected rate of
dementia among residents of this northern Indian village. While one might expect that people don't live as long in rural India on average as we do, the discrepancy holds even when taking this factor into account.

Over 5000 people were tested there by doctors from the University of Pittsburgh to look for clues to this phenomenon.

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