Even light physical activity can help reduce brain ageing, proves study

Incremental physical activity (PA), even of light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain ageing, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open

Even light physical activity can help reduce brain ageing, proves studyUsing data from the Framingham Heart Study, Nicole L. Spartano, Ph.D., of the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional, community-based cohort study of the association of accelerometry-determined PA with brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures in a sample of 2,354 participants. The authors sought to examine the association of total steps […]

Light physical activity reduces brain ageing, finds study

Incremental physical activity, even at a light intensity, is associated with larger brain volume and healthy brain ageing

Light physical activity reduces brain ageing, finds studyConsiderable evidence suggests that engaging in regular physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Active individuals have lower metabolic and vascular risk factors and these risk factors may explain their propensity for healthy brain ageing. However, the specific activity levels optimal for dementia prevention have remained unclear. The new 2018 Physical Activity-Guidelines for Americans […]

What’s bad for the heart is also bad for the brain, reveals study

People who have risk factors for heart disease like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity may also be more likely to develop structural changes in the brain that can lead to dementia, a recent study suggests

What’s bad for the heart is also bad for the brain, reveals studyResearchers examined data on 9,772 adults, ages 44 to 79, who all had at least one MRI brain scan and provided general health information and medical records for the analysis. The researchers looked for associations between brain structure and so-called vascular risk factors. They found that except for high cholesterol, all of the other vascular […]

Depression speeds up brain aging, reveal researchers

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England

Depression speeds up brain aging, reveal researchersPsychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. Although scientists have previously reported that people with depression or anxiety have an increased risk of dementia in later life, this is the first study that provides comprehensive evidence for the effect […]