Moderate physical activity linked to increases in metabolism across brain regions

Can exercise change how your brain works? A new study suggests that how, and how often, older adults exercise could impact breakdown of glucose in the brain. Decreases in brain metabolism (hypometabolism) have been shown to be a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease and predictive of cognitive decline and the conversion to Alzheimer’s in older adults. Physical activity has been shown to modulate brain glucose metabolism, but it is unclear what level of intensity and duration may be beneficial.

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