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SATURDAY, January 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) – Exercise can do more than build strength: New research shows it can also keep brain cells from forming.
According to research, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is related to various skills and thinking abilities. So keeping your gray matter intact can help prevent impaired thinking, German researchers explain.
The report was published online on January 2 Mayo clinic procedure.
"This study provides indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can have a positive impact on cognitive function in addition to physical regulation," said Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neuroscientist at the Mayo Clinic.
"Another important feature of the study is that these results are also applicable to older people. There is good evidence for the value of exercise in middle age, but it is encouraging that there are also could have a positive effect on the brain in later life. "Petersen, co-author of an editorial accompanying the report.
German researchers, led by Katharina Wittfeld, followed more than 2,000 adults in northeastern Germany from 1997 to 2012. During the study period, fitness was measured and the people Participate undergoing MRI brain scan.
Although the study found a link between exercise and brain health, it could not prove a causal relationship.
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