As the largest resource of information specific to women's brain health, we are sure you will find what you are looking for, and promise that you will discover new information.
Published on: February 26, 2016
by R. Siva Kumar for Counsel & Heal:
Through a brain study to examine the ways in which exercise can affect the brain, researchers show that some exercises benefit above others.
The team demonstrated its results after conducting experiments on lab rodents that went through aerobic, high interval intensity and weight training, says The New York Times Blog.
The University of Jyvaskyla in Finland scientists explain that aerobics are the most advantageous to the “adult hippocampal neurogenesis”, or AHN.
“Aerobic exercise, such as running, has positive effects on brain structure and function, for example, adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) and learning,” said the study. Compared to sedentary animals, the highest number of doublecortin-positive hippocampal cells was observed in HRT rats that ran voluntarily on a running wheel while HIT on the treadmill had a smaller, statistically non-significant effect on AHN.”
A particular substance permitting the tracking of new brain cells was given to the team, and another set of sedentary rodents was part of a control group.
Even though the study involved rats, not humans, Miriam Nokia, a research fellow leader of the study, believes that it could still indicate that “sustained aerobic exercise might be most beneficial for brain health also in humans.”
The research is published in the Journal of Physiology.
Electromagnetic brain stimulation of an area of the brain known as the hippocampus has improved the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss, in a study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers from Northwestern...
Telling an elderly parent that they need to stop driving and taking away their car keys is one of the most difficult things adult children have to do. But there is something that can be...
Using a machine-learning approach, investigators identified four plasma proteins that correlate with cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-beta-1-42 status; these proteins plus apolipoprotein E4 genotype predicted amyloid positivity. Levels of four blood proteins, when combined with apolipoprotein...
The material presented through the Think Tank feature on this website is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. WBHI strongly advises all questioners and viewers using this feature with health problems to consult a qualified physician, especially before starting any treatment. The materials provided on this website cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. The materials are not exhaustive and cannot always respect all the most recent research in all areas of medicine.