PerspectiveNeuroscience

Another Reason to Exercise

Science  04 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6056, pp. 606-607
DOI: 10.1126/science.1214714

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Summary

Modern medicine has demonstrated the virtues of healthy diet and routine exercise for cardiovascular health, preventing diabetes, and lowering cholesterol. But a role for exercise in combating neurodegenerative diseases is less well understood. On page 690 in this issue, Fryer et al. (1) present compelling evidence suggesting that exercise might have a long-lasting beneficial effect on slowing neurodegenerative disease progression.