The brain already benefits from moderate physical activity, study shows: Brain regions with high oxygen demand show the largest effects

Even moderate physical activity has a positive effect on the brain. Researchers deduce this from examinations of 2,550 participants of the Bonn ‘Rhineland Study’. According to the study’s findings, certain areas of the brain are larger in physically active individuals than in those who are less active. In particular, brain regions that have a relatively high oxygen demand benefit from this effect.

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