Exercise may slow progression of dementia

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Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the hippocampus – the brain’s memory area – in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia. [s]Health24[/s] reports that the small study, published in [s]British Journal of Sports Medicine[/s] by researchers at the [b]University of British Columbia[/b] in Vancouver, included 86 women aged 70 to 80 who had mild memory problems,, a common risk factor for dementia. The authors recommended regular aerobic exercise to keep mild cognitive impairment at bay.

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