Alzheimer’s risk may be halved with increased physical activity

Written by Lauren Pulling

New research conducted by investigators at UCLA Medical Center (CA, USA) and the University of Pittsburgh (PA, USA) is the first to address the longitudinal relationship between physical activity and gray matter volume in a large-scale elderly cohort, demonstrating increased gray matter volume and up to 50% reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in more active individuals. Previous studies have highlighted the benefit of physical activity in maintaining and improving brain health, yet several questions have remained unanswered. Lead author Cyrus A. Raji and his team (University of California, Los Angeles; CA, USA) studied a total of...

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