An elderly woman attends an exercise class for seniors, in San Jose, Costa Rica. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/File Photo
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With dementia cases set to soar, the World Health Organization presented Tuesday its first-ever guidelines for reducing the risk, including healthy eating, regular exercise and cutting out tobacco use. The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050, the WHO said in its report.WHO added there were a number of non-modifiable risk factors for dementia such as age and family history.WHO acknowledged though that there is not enough scientific evidence that increased social activity actually reduces the risk of developing dementia.
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