Alzheimer's: Exercise may protect cognition by reducing inflammation

Alzheimer's: Exercise may protect cognition by reducing inflammation

- Physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and all-cause dementia and slow age-related cognitive decline. - Aging and neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, have associations with increased inflammation in the brain. - Animal studies have shown that physical activity may lead to cognitive benefits by reducing the activation of microglial cells, the primary immune cells in the brain. - A new study involving older adults reports that reducing microglial activation may help support the protective effects of physical activity on cognitive functioning. A decline in certain cognitive abilities, such as memory and attention, is typical with aging. However, some individuals may experience dementia, which involves a severe decrease in cognitive abilities that impair daily functioning. Studies show that individuals who exercise regularly have a lower risk …
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