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Regular, Brisk Exercise Reduces Alzheimer’s’ Risk

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by Amanda MacMillan

Regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer’s disease, even for people who are genetically at risk, according to recent research.

In the study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who did more moderate-intensity physical activity were more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brains—a sign of healthy brain activity—than those who did less. Light-intensity physical activity, on the other hand, was not associated with similar benefits.

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