Keeping fit may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease

07/15/2008 | BBC

A U.S. study of 121 patients over age 60 with early-stage Alzheimer's found those who were less fit had four times the signs of brain shrinkage as those who were in good physical shape. One researcher said staying fit could help Alzheimer's patients preserve more brain volume, which is tied to better cognitive function.

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