Intense Exercise May Protect Aging Brain [06-17-11]

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Older people who regularly exercise at moderate to intense levels may have a 40% lower risk of developing brain damage linked to strokes, certain kinds of dementia, and mobility problems.  Research published on June 8th in the journal Neurology says the MRIs of subjects who exercised at higher levels were significantly less likely to show brain damage caused by blocked arteries that interrupt blood flow — markers for strokes — than people who exercised lightly. There was no difference between those who engaged in light exercise and those who did not exercise at all. (more…)

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