Monday, October 14, 2013

Exercise Keeps Alzheimer's at Bay

Exercise keeps Alzheimer's at bay: Walking releases a chemical which helps keep the brain healthy.
A rigorous walk could hold the key to slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in later life.

A natural chemical produced by the body during exercise could one day be given as an injection to inhibit the diseases, researchers say.

The protein, called FNDC5, is produced by muscular exertion and is released into the bloodstream as a hormone called irisin. Read more

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