Does Physical Activity Affect the Brain’s Aging Process?

Although extensive research has been done into the benefits of physical activity on general anti-aging efforts, but not enough done to understand the direct effect in the human brain. At least, that’s the opinion of Dr. Mark Peterson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Medicine.

Peterson, who has previously used machine learning to anticipate effects of Alzheimer’s and similar diseases on the brain, and his research colleagues hope a recent grant from a UM initiative to encourage further study into physical activity can help them conduct expanded analyses on larger groups of people[…]


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