Small Scan Study: Exercise May Protect Brain In People At Higher Risk For Alzheimer’s

In continuing coverage, the New York Times (7/2, Reynolds) “Well” blog reports that according to a study (7/2) published in the May issue of the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, “exercise may help to keep the brain robust in people who have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” For the study, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic “recruited almost 100 older men and women, aged 65 to 89, many of whom had a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.”

All participants underwent brain scans before and after the study. Researchers found that “the brains of physically active volunteers at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease looked just like the brains of people at much lower risk for the disease.”

Related Links:

— “Can Exercise Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk?,” Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, July 2, 2014.

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