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Being active in youth keeps brain healthier: Study

A study suggests that the effects of exercise in youth on the brain could linger deep into adulthood

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

Being active in youth may change the inner workings of brain cells much later in life and sharpen some types of thinking, according to a remarkable new neurological study involving rats. The study suggests that the effects of youthful exercise on the brain could linger deep into adulthood, potentially providing a buffer against the declines in brain health and memory that otherwise occur with age. Most of us who are past the age of 40 are aware from doleful personal experience that mental acuity wanes as the decades pass. The deficits are often subtle — names and other nouns ...

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First Published: Sat, September 02 2017. 23:06 IST
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