Aerobic Exercise Can Improve Cognition in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

A new study confirms that aerobic exercise not only increases brain size (as previous research suggested), but also can improve cognition in senior patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).mild cognitive impairment

For the study, the researchers examined 35 adults with MCI. The participants were divided in two groups: one group included 16 adults with average age 63, another group was a control group including 19 adults with average age 67.

The first group performed a range of aerobic activities such as treadmill, cycling, and elliptical training. They had training sessions 4 times a week during 6 months. The control group performed stretching exercises with the same schedule.

At the end of the 6-months period, the scientists found that those who performed aerobic exercising had improved more significantly compared to the stretching group.

More information about the study is here.

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