Study: Physical activity reduces brain tissue damage, maintains cognitive function – UPI.com

Physical activity can help limit brain tissue damage, and thus cognitive decline, in old age, a new study has found. File Photo by Image Point Fr/Shutterstock

Physical activity can help limit brain tissue damage, and thus cognitive decline, in old age, a new study has found. File Photo by Image Point Fr/Shutterstock

Physical activity leads to positive changes in brain tissue that help stave off cognitive decline in older adults, a study published Wednesday by the journal PLOS ONE found.

These changes are visible on magnetic resonance imaging, which means physicians can measure the effects of exercise on the aging brain, the researchers said.

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