Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 16 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 11, p. nf21
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.11.nf21]


Outrunning Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise curbs {beta} amyloid buildup in mice

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: A mile or two a day might keep plaques at bay, if the results of a new rodent study hold true for humans. The research reveals that mice that got off their furry little duffs amassed fewer of the brain-clogging globs seen in Alzheimer's disease patients. Activity apparently rouses an enzyme that destroys the plaque protein and spurs other salutary molecular changes in the brain.

Citation: M. Leslie, Outrunning Alzheimer's Disease. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (11), nf21 (2005).

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