Exercise Protects Against Brain Shrinkage

Exercise Protects Against Brain Shrinkage
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:38am

Exercising regularly in older age is the best way to protect against brain shrinkage that causes cognitive decline. A Scottish study found people in their 70's who did the most physical activity had less brain shrinkage after three years than those who were sedentary.

Despite what other research has suggested, researchers found that engaging in mental and social activities had no effect on brain size during the three year period.

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