Study Finds Exercise Prevents Memory Decline Following Infection

New research from the University of Colorado suggests that exercise may help prevent cognitive decline following an infection. The results add to increasing evidence that exercise is a key component of brain health. The study, which tested the effects of exercise on mice following an E.coli infection, found that the mice that exercised after being infected had nearly the same ability to remember as the mice who had not been infected, while the infected mice that did not exercise suffered memory loss. Study researcher Ruth Barrientos said infection can impair the memory process but the study found even a little bit of exercise can reverse or block a lot of those changes from happening. More here.

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