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Dr. Stuart C. Sealfon: “Exercise in Young-Adult Years May Improve Brain Function”

  • Live Science
  • New York, NY
  • (April 02, 2014)

Exercising in your young-adult years may bring better thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. Stuart Sealfon, MD, Professor and Chair of Neurology, and Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology and System Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said the results of the study are interesting, and that exercise should be encouraged for overall good health. However, the findings show "an association between cardio fitness in one's youth and better brain function later in life, not a cause-and-effect relationship," said Dr. Sealfon. Additional studies are needed, he said, to show a causal relationship. Learn more