Great news about lowering AD risk!!

Here’s some good news for a change! “Virtually any type of aerobic physical activity can improve brain structure and reduce Alzheimer’s risk.” That’s not from me; it’s from the UCLA Med Center and U. of Pittsburgh after their 30-year research study of 876 patients, average age 78. Whether the exercise was gardening, dancing, walking, or riding an exercise bike at the gym, the results, as measured by MRI scans of the brain, showed larger brain volumes in the frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes, including the hippocampus.  The benefit from exercise was a 50% reduced risk for AD. Even for the 25% in the sample who had mild cognitive impairment, the increased activity benefitted their brain volumes. So let’s get moving, every body!!!