Exercise Might Slow Cognitive Decline
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 01:44 PM

Vigorous exercise can help preserve some aspects of cognition in older people without dementia, a researcher said here.

In a randomized controlled trial, at least 15 minutes of aerobic exercise a day led to significant improvement compared with sedentary controls.  After 15 months, the exercisers had better cognitive status and psychomotor speed, but did no better in episodic memory.  There is mounting evidence -- although usually with small effect sizes -- that supports the idea that aerobic exercise is good for cognition.

Source:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AAN/45476