Exercise delays cognitive impairment in old age

From MedscapeCME Clinical Briefs

Exercise May Improve Cognitive Skills in Older Population CME

News Author: Deborah Brauser
CME Author: Hien T. Nghiem, MD
February 3, 2010 — Participating in a sustained exercise program may decrease cognitive decline in patients older than 55 years, according to results from 2 new studies published in the January 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
In a cohort study from Germany, investigators found that moderate or high physical activity was associated with a lower risk of developing cognitive impairment in patients older than 55 years.

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