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Aerobic Exercise May Protect Cognitive Abilities of Heavy Drinkers

(4/22/2013)

Aerobic Exercise May Protect Cognitive Abilities of Heavy Drinkers
Science Daily
April 16, 2013

Aerobic exercise may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.  The study results indicated that regular aerobic exercise like walking, running or bicycling is associated with less damage to the brain's "white matter" among heavy alcohol users. White matter, along with gray matter, are the organ's two major physical components. White matter is composed of bundles of nerve cells that act as transmission lines to facilitate communication between various parts of the brain, said lead study author Hollis Karoly, a doctoral student in CU-Boulder's psychology and neuroscience department.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130416161844.htm

 


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