Protein produced during exercise linked to cognitive improvement

12 Oct

Thanks to my sister-in-law Kathy for drawing my attention to this article from the Harvard Medical School. It reports on a paper from the journal Cell Metabolism. Here is the summary:

“A protein increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, turning on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have reported.”

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