Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans.

@article{Colcombe2006AerobicET,
  title={Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans.},
  author={Stanley J. Colcombe and Kirk I. Erickson and Paige E. Scalf and Jenny S Kim and Ruchika Shaurya Prakash and Edward McAuley and Steriani Elavsky and David Xavier Marquez and Liang Hu and Arthur F. Kramer},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={1166-70}
}
BACKGROUND The present study examined whether aerobic fitness training of older humans can increase brain volume in regions associated with age-related decline in both brain structure and cognition. METHODS Fifty-nine healthy but sedentary community-dwelling volunteers, aged 60-79 years, participated in the 6-month randomized clinical trial. Half of the older adults served in the aerobic training group, the other half of the older adults participated in the toning and stretching control group… CONTINUE READING
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