April 20, 2010

Computer Use, Exercise May Save Memory


A combination of moderate physical exercise and computer use late in life may help protect against the memory loss of mild cognitive impairment, a new study suggests…


"Our study found that engaging in physical exercise at any frequency, once a week or five times a week, and engaging in mental activities, computer use in particular, appear to have a joint effect in protecting against mild cognitive impairment," says Yonas Geda, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


Still, the study does not prove cause and effect, cautions Ron Peterson, MD, another Mayo Clinic researcher who worked on the study.


WebMD, by Charlene Laino 4/19/2010

Tags: exercise, MD, Neurology, Ron Peterson, Yonas Geda

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