New Pitt Study Finds Increased Exercise Decreases Alzheimer’s Risk

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UCLA Medical Center found that regular exercise resulted in a delay in cognitive decline. People who burned more calories through physical activity had more grey matter in the areas of the brain responsible for learning and memory.  Ben Schmitt, a reporter for the Tribune-Review quotes James Becker, a Pitt professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurology “We know that exercise keeps your brain healthier,” Becker said. “But this is the first time that I’m aware of that you can see the pathway from exercise to better brain health and better brain health to delaying the onset of a cognitive impairment.”

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KDKA Radio spoke with Dr. James Becker on the show Disc Institute of Pittsburgh Newsline.    Listen to the show »

 

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