Exercise Can Help Fight Off Alzheimer’s, But How?

According to a study covered on Medical News Today last year, engaging in regular, leisurely exercise can help keep the body young and healthy.

Meanwhile, exercising regularly for 6 months could actually reverse the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment.

Starting from such evidence, which suggests that exercise has a protective and even healing effect on brain functioning, a team of researchers from numerous international academic institutions has recently investigated some of the biological mechanisms that underlie this relationship.

The findings of which appear in the journal Nature Medicine — in a mouse model, and it suggests that a protein and hormone released during exercise might be the main factor behind slowing cognitive impairment linked to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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