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New studies showing exercise is important for brain health.

posted Mar 28, 2011, 11:55 AM by Erin Browning   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 12:04 PM ]
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that adults who exercise at least 40 minutes a week have a larger volume of neurons in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is a structure which is heavily involved in memory. Read more about this study over at NPR.

Another study published by PNAS shows that older adults who exercised at moderate intensity over a year gained volume in their hippocampuses. Read more about this study over at Science Daily.