11/27/2012 11:14 am ET Updated Jan 27, 2013

6 Brain-Busting Health Conditions

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x ray image of the brain...

You know the obvious behaviors that could potentially hurt your brain, like taking drugs, heavy drinking or watching a marathon of "Jersey Shore" (we're kidding about that last one). But other sneaky health conditions and habits can also alter your brain function and, in some cases, shrink your brain, leading to mental declines and slowed cognitive functioning. Here are just a few brain busting health conditions and habits.

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