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Our favorite brain tips from #AskSanjay

By CNN Staff
June 19, 2013 -- Updated 2008 GMT (0408 HKT)
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent his career reporting on how to keep your brain sharp.
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent his career reporting on how to keep your brain sharp.
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(CNN) -- CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent his career traveling the globe researching and reporting on how to keep your brain sharp.

He also happens to be a brain surgeon! Gupta performs surgery every week and serves as the associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

We asked Gupta and experts from The Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University to join us for a live chat on Wednesday to answer your most pressing brain health questions using the hashtag #AskSanjay.

We've collected some of our favorite tips from the chat here. To see all of Gupta's responses visit @CNNHealth. Have more? Post them to our Facebook page.

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