Psychiatric News (8/12) reports, “Older adults who were physically active reported significantly slower cognitive decline compared with sedentary adults,” investigators concluded after examining “data from 1,159 participants (63% women and 60% African American) in the Chicago Health and Aging Project, a population-based cohort study that followed adults over 65 years of age from four Chicago communities between 1993 and 2012.” The study also revealed that “the association between physical activity and cognitive function was most dramatic among adults who had elevated levels of the Alzheimer’s-associated tau protein in their blood.” The findings were published online Aug. 11 in JAMA Network Open. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)