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How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

January 16, 2019

New York Times (January 16)

How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp

A hormone that is released during exercise may improve brain health and lessen the damage and memory loss that occur during dementia, a new study finds. The study, which was published this month in Nature Medicine, involved mice, but its findings could help to explain how, at a molecular level, exercise protects our brains and possibly preserves memory and thinking skills, even in people whose pasts are fading.



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