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Revitalizing the Aging Brain: Unmasking the Powerful Role of Fitness in Preserving Cognitive Function

Revitalizing the Aging Brain: Unmasking the Powerful Role of Fitness in Preserving Cognitive Function

The University of Texas at Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity has revealed a significant link between neuroscience and fitness. Led by Dr. Chandramallika Basak, the study showcases the role of intense, regular exercise in rejuvenating aging brains. Functional MRI scans of 52 subjects varying in age and fitness demonstrated that the brains of fit older adults mirrored those of younger adults when performing complex cognitive tasks. This suggests that physical fitness may help protect against age-related brain changes. In challenging the prevailing CRUNCH model of cognitive aging, the study proposes that fitness can lessen the impact of neurological aging. By reducing dependence on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex–crucial for cognitive control–older adults can retain cognitive function. This highlights the potential for exercise to aid cognitive longevity and healthy aging.

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