New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.
Source: Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health: In a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world — ScienceDaily
A new study identifies a pattern of inflammation associated with cardio-metabolic risks among participants in the Black Women’s Health Study, as well as two independent groups of vulnerable women. These findings could help under-served patients benefit from precision medicine and personalized profiles of disease risk.
Source: Insight into blood signatures of inflammation: Findings could lead to better clinical decision making for underserved patients — ScienceDaily
Researchers found that older adults’ aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ states.
Source: Higher aerobic fitness levels are associated with better word production skills in healthy older adults — ScienceDaily
People who follow low-carb and high-carb diets have a higher risk of death than those who eat a moderate amount of carbs, according to a new study. Here’s what it gets wrong.
Source: New Study Links Low-Carb Diet to Earlier Death: Here’s What It Gets Wrong New Study Links Low-Carb Diet to Earlier Death: Here’s What It Gets Wrong
Maintaining five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking — during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study.
Source: Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more — ScienceDaily
After a heart attack, patients must create new heart muscle cells to heal. A new study shows that mice make more new heart muscle cells when they exercise compared to when they do not. This was true for both healthy mice and those that had experienced a heart attack. Findings demonstrate that one reason exercise is beneficial to health is that it increases the heart’s capacity to regenerate.
Source: Exercise could make the heart younger: Mice make over four times as many new heart muscle cells when they exercise, study finds — ScienceDaily