Study highlights further links between aerobic exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease prevention

Written by Alice Weatherston

Further research presented at the 8th International Conference on Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (5–7 November 2015, Barcelona, Spain) has indicated that aerobic exercise may aid in reducing markers of neurodegeneration and improving brain function in older individuals at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The results highlight the potential for aerobic exercise as a disease-modifying therapeutic intervention for at risk individuals. Principal investigator, Laura Baker (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, NC, USA), and her team analyzed beta amyloid and tau levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of individuals aged 55–89 with mild cognitive impairment and prediabetes. All study participants were assigned to one of two...

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