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Aerobic exercise for the older brain

from Psychiatric Times

Animal research and observation studies in humans point to an association between exercise — particularly aerobic cardiovascular exercise — and enhanced brain health that may reduce the risk of dementia or slow its progression. Given that there are no disease-modifying or preventive therapies for Alzheimer's disease, exploration of the impact of aerobic exercise on dementia has become a popular avenue of research. Recent findings from researchers affiliated with the University of Kansas in Kansas City suggest that aerobic exercise helps improve functional ability and reduce hippocampal atrophy in early-stage AD. more

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