June 3rd, 2002


Exercise is good for the brain

Neurologists wake up to "PE Science"
1 May 2002 19:00 GMT
by Bea Perks, BioMedNet News

Scientific evidence is finally beginning to support years of clinical research suggesting that exercise is good for the brain, says Carl Cotman, professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine. But researchers working in exercise science have known this for years, says one of them who bemoans the "PE Science" label that has prevented her field from gaining the recognition it deserves.
Traditionally, the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain were put down to "general health" benefits, says Cotman. But a growing body of neurological evidence is laying the misconception to rest, he adds.

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