Regular exercise could help Alzheimer's patients

From NBC12 Healthcast

Regular exercise could help improve the brain function of early Alzheimer's patients.

Researchers at the University of Kansas found mild Alzheimer's patients had less shrinking of the brain if they were physically fit.

They used MRI's to measure the brain volume of 121 people, some with early Alzheimer's disease and some who were healthy.

The least physically fit alzheimer's patients had brain volumes four times smaller than the most fit and healthy people.

Researchers found no such link in patients without dementia.

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