News-Medical: Reducing sedentary behavior may be possible target to improve brain health

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults. Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers at UCLA wanted to see how sedentary behavior influences brain health, especially regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation. (April 12, 2018)

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