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More evidence found that exercise helps fight Alzheimer?s disease

MDS 3.0 Insider, December 17, 2014

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Evidence continues to support that physical activity can help hold off the changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's Disease, and perhaps the devastating symptoms  of the disease itself. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, who looked at 317 late-middle aged adults and determined that those who exercised five times a week or more had fewer of the age-related changes in the brain that are associated with the disease, and did better on cognitive tests. The study, published in November in the journal Neurology, adds strong evidence from examinations of the subjects' brains to support that conclusion.

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