The Optimal Exercise for the Aging Brain

We probably don’t need to tell you that exercise is good for your health. There is an almost unlimited amount of evidence supporting the benefits of regular bouts of activity, not just for the body but for the mind as well. Recently though, researchers in Finland discovered that when it comes to cognitive function, some forms of exercise may be better than others.

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Research Shows New Link Between Brain Protein and Mental Decline

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago recently published some promising information in the journal, Neurology, about a particular protein in your brain. The protein, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), promotes growth and protection of nerve pathways essential to cognition, and promotes persistence of your long-term memory (it gets harder to make …

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New Findings on the Role of Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Recent findings from researchers at the University of Southampton in the U.K. have caused much excitement in the field of Alzheimer’s research. Their study, which was conducted on mice, looked at microglial cell activity. Microglial cells play an important role in regulating inflammation in the brain—in general, more…

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