Individuals With Declining Mental Skills May Be Less Likely To Die From Cancer.

HealthDay (4/10, Salamon) reports that research published online in Neurology suggests that individuals “with declining memory and thinking skills may be significantly less likely to die from cancer.” Researchers looked at data on “more than 2,600 Spaniards over the age of 65.” The investigators “found that people experiencing the fastest decline in mental skills were about one-third less likely to die of cancer over an average of 13 years.”

Related Links:

— “A Failing Mind May Mean Lower Cancer Death Risk, Study Suggests,” Maureen Salamon, HealthDay, April 9, 2014.

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