new research claiming exercise helps fight natural memory loss:We all know exercise does a body good, but can it work wonders for our minds too? The answer seems to be yes. Eric Nagourney of The New York Times reports on
Now a new study suggests a possible explanation for why this is so. The report, which appears online in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says working out may stimulate the growth of neurons in a part of the brain associated with memory loss.
The researchers, led by Dr. Scott A. Small, an associate professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center, looked at changes in the brains of volunteers who worked out on exercise equipment.