Aerobic Exercise May Slow Brain Shrinkage in People at High Risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report that exercising several times every week may help slow undesirable brain changes, such as those linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In the new study, it was found that aerobic exercise may offer more benefits for reducing brain atrophy in people at high risk of dementia than flexibility training. Researchers observed that people with amyloid-beta buildup in their brains who did regular exercise for a year had reduced hippocampal atrophy. The hippocampus is a part of the brain necessary for memory. A buildup of amyloid-beta in the brain has a connection to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists … Continue reading Aerobic Exercise May Slow Brain Shrinkage in People at High Risk for Alzheimer’s