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Walking linked to improved brain function
by Shereen Lehman
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16 May 2017
On 16 May 2017 Reuters reported:
A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests. Participants with vascular cognitive impairment, sometimes called vascular dementia, who walked three hours per week for six months had improved reaction times and other signs of improved brain function, the Canadian team reports in British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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. . . 'However, it is encouraging to see that the six-month aerobic exercise program improved certain aspects of cognition and showed changes on functional brain imaging,' said Dr. Joe Verghese, director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
'The effect of exercise in this, and other studies seems to be on improving executive functions, which are required for planning, thinking, and judgment,' Verghese, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email.
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