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Tuesday, 22 July 2014 00:00
Young people who run or do other cardio exercise may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to new research published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The findings could help researchers earlier identify and potentially prevent those at high risk of developing dementia. “This is one more important study that should remind young adults of the brain health benefits of cardio fitness activities such as running, swimming, biking or cardio fitness classes,” said study author David R. Jacobs, Jr, PhD, from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55 in this study.