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Study reveals long-term cognitive benefits of internet use

Published on 19/10/2009
New research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has suggested that searching the internet can help delay the onset of dementia.

The experts found that internet searches proved more effective than reading at improving brain function through stimulation of the neurological cells and pathways.

Timothy Parry, spokesperson for Alzheimer's Research Trust, said: "The idea that internet search carries a cognitive benefit adds to previous studies supporting a 'use it or lose it' theory.

"Internet search exercises a number of mental processes at the same time, which is why it would appear to rank highly as a beneficial brain exercise."

He added that evidence suggests the adoption of a healthy diet and regular exercise is important in helping to reduce dementia risk.

According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, 700,000 people are currently living with dementia in the UK - a number which is forecast to double within a generation.

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