Weight training improves memory skills

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Posted: Apr 23, 2012 3:52 PM
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NEW YORK - A new study suggests weight training may help reduce the risk of dementia.

According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers in Canada studied 86 women who had memory complaints.

Researchers conducted random testing among the group for six months which involved aerobic training, balance and tone training.

Those women who received twice weekly resistance training had significantly improved
performance on a cognitive test known as the "Stroop Test."

Further, researchers discovered that brain plasticity among these women was improved in key regions of the brain.

These are the same results among earlier studies that involved healthy women who did not have any memory issues.

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