Exercise may protect brain regions that are sensitive to neurodegeneration

Physical activity may help to protect brain regions that are sensitive to neurodegeneration, according to new research in NeuroImage: Clinical that examined cognitive decline in the elderly.

“Physical activity is a promising non-pharmacological treatment candidate in cognitive decline such as dementia, which is also easy to apply with low risk of side-effects,” said study authors Kathrin Reetz and Alexa Haeger of RWTH Aachen University and the JARA-BRAIN Institute Molecular Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

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