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Can education ward off the onset of dementia?

Studies indicate that less schooling likely increases risk

More than 50 million people around the world are suffering from dementia, with the number estimated to exceed 150 million by the end of 2050.

TOKYO -- This past spring, a surprising piece of news was reported worldwide: A good education could be key to warding off dementia.

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Tokyo estimated that the number of dementia sufferers in Japan will decrease from 5.1 million in 2016 to 4.65 million by 2043.

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