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Activity in teen years can protect memory of girls later in life

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(KWWL) -- Plenty of physical activity during the teen years appears to protect girls from developing memory and thinking problems later in life.

A new study of more than 9,000 women finds those who exercised regularly as teens had a lower risk for cognitive impairment as older adults.

Researchers say exercise impacts brain plasticity, and reduces the risk for heart problems, which are linked to problems with cognition.

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