Stronger legs mean fitter brain?

‘The BNA is the organisation that brings together people from different disciplines who wouldn’t otherwise talk to each other.’Professor Dame Uta Frith, UCL – winner of the BNA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award’, 2013. 13 Nov 2015 – Researchers at King’s College London find an association between leg strength and brain changes associated with ageing. Anne-Katrin Purkiss, Wellcome Images The decade-long study of more than 300 twins suggested older women who have strong legs are likely to fare better when it comes to ageing of the brain. Exercise releases chemicals in the body that may boost elderly brains, say the scientists, in the journal Gerontology. However more research is needed to understand how the relationship works and how the benefits can be maximised. Read more online The news items shown…

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