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Irisin Alleviates Memory Defects In Alzheimer’s Models

An exercise-linked hormone known as irisin that could slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, reports Queen’s University researcher Fernanda De Felice, along with co-authors from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The findings demonstrate that the hormone, which is boosted by exercise, plays an important role in the brain and that Alzheimer patients carry […]

Parkinson’s Progression Decreased By High Intensity Exercise

A new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Denver scientists has found that high-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, and decreases worsening of motor symptoms. It previously had been believed high-intensity exercise was too physically stressful for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s […]

Physical Exercise May Give You Better Impulse Control

Physical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a recent small study suggests. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay discounting’ that presents individuals with a series of choices between ‘smaller/sooner’ and ‘larger/later’ rewards. It’s something we all experience in our lives. Do you want a little money now—or wait and get […]