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"Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young" - Steven Reinberg

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • New York, NY
  • (April 19, 2019)

Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests. Researchers found that every hour of light exercise on top of recommended weekly levels of more intense activity reduced brain aging by about a year. Sam Gandy, MD, associate director of the Alzheimer ’s Disease Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who was not involved in the study said while researchers found a clear link between movement and benefits to brain function and volume, many questions remain unanswered. "As always, there is a something of a chicken-egg confound: Do those destined for dementia begin moving less very early on?" 

— Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care

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