Healio (6/11, Gramigna) reports, “Aerobic exercise appeared to reduce cognitive impairment,” investigators concluded in a study that “enrolled 30 participants aged 60 years or older with amnestic mild cognitive impairment into an aerobic exercise training group or a stretch training/control group for 12 months.” Participants took part in their groups three times a week. The study revealed “a 47% improvement in some memory scores after one year among the aerobic exercise group compared with minimal change among the stretching group.” What’s more, “at-rest brain imaging of the aerobic exercise group, taken at the study’s beginning and end, showed increased blood flow to the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex, both of which are associated with memory function.” The findings were published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)