Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years | Reuters

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(Reuters Health) - - People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later in life, potentially preserving memory and other functions, a U.S. study suggests.

The current findings suggest that maintaining high fitness in midlife may boost brain health on average 20 years later in adults who have not yet experienced cognitive impairment, lead study author Qu Tian, a gerontology researcher at the U.S. National Institute on Aging, said by email.