Exercise Could Help Women with Probable MCI

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Compared to other forms of exercise, a study found that aerobic exercise had a significant effect on hippocampal volume in women with probable mild cognitive impairment (MCI) . Eighty-six women 70–80 years of age with probable MCI were assigned at random to a 6-month, twice-weekly program of aerobic training, resistance training, or balance and tone training (control group). After 26 weeks, the aerobic training group had significantly improved left, right, and total hippocampal volumes (P≤0.03) but did also experience an unexpected reduced verbal memory and learning performance. Because of this, greater brain volume may not actually result in better cognitive performance in women.

Exercise Could Help Women with Probable MCI
Exercise Could Help Women with Probable MCI
Doing aerobic exercise twice a week for 26 weeks significantly increased the volume of older women's hippocampuses—the region of the brain associated with memory. Previous research has shown that the brain benefits from aerobic exercise, and in a new study published in the British Journal of ...

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