Small Study: Better Fitness During Middle Age May Be Linked To Healthier Brain In Later Years

Reuters (5/29, Rapaport) reports that the results of a 146-participant study published online April 19 in the Journals of Gerontology Series A suggest that better fitness during middle age may be linked to a healthier brain in later years. In an email, lead author Qu Tian, a gerontology researcher at the US National Institute on Aging, said, “The current findings suggest that maintaining high fitness in midlife may boost brain health on average 20 years later in adults who have not yet experienced cognitive impairment.”

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— “Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years,” Lisa Rapaport, Reuters, May 28, 2015.

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