The flood of new science from the past decade extolling the benefits of exercise for brain health are simply mind-blowing. Thanks to Columbia University researchers, we have yet another study to add to our “exercise for brain health” archive. After following the exercise habits of 1,238 elderly subjects over a six-year period of time, investigators found exercise to be significantly protective against “silent strokes.” Silent strokes are ominous because they can cause falls and dementia and because they are a harbinger for major strokes. In this report, study subjects who engaged in moderate to intense exercise were 40% less likely to have a silent stroke vs. those who were sedentary. (Neurology, online June 8th 2011)
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