Sustained aerobic exercise linked to hippocampal neurogenesis in animal model

Written by Alice Weatherston

Aerobic exercise has been positively linked to brain functioning and structure in a variety of cases, one of which has been neurogenesis in the hippocampus, an area of the brain important in learning. Despite this, it has remained unclear as to the types of aerobic exercise that are the most beneficial for neurogenesis as well as the effect of individual genetic variation on responses to exercise. New research from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) however has sought to investigate these unanswered questions. In the study, which will be published soon in the Journal of Physiology, the team compared the effects...

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