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Although the occurrence of both cancer and Alzheimer's disease increases exponentially with age, researchers have discovered an inverse relationship between the two illnesses.
Older individuals with nonmelanoma skin cancer seem to have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a Neurology study.
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