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Increased Dementia Risk Linked to Poor Cardiorespiratory Fitness

05:41 EST 15 Feb 2018 | Genetic Engineering News

We all know that slogging to the gym on a regular basis has positive effects on our future well-being. While this sentiment should seemingly be a motivating factor to keep oneself in shape, it tends to do little in the way of inspiring us to get out of bed early on those chilly winter mornings. Well, perhaps some new data from investigators at UT Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute could cause a greater sense of urgency to improve our overall health. The researchers have just released new data that adds to the growing amount of evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer's disease. Findings from the new study were published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease through an article entitled “ Cardiorespiratory Fitness and White Matter Neuronal Fiber Integrity in Mild Cognitive Impairment .” "This research supports the hypothesis that ...

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