by Dr. Francis Collins
We all know that exercise is important for a strong and healthy body. Less appreciated is that exercise also seems to be important for a strong and healthy mind, boosting memory and learning, while possibly delaying age-related cognitive decline. How is this so? Researchers have assembled a growing body of evidence that suggests skeletal muscle cells secrete proteins and other factors into the blood during exercise that have a regenerative effect on the brain.
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