TAKING 40-MINUTE WALKS THREE DAYS A WEEK BOOSTS MEMORY

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TAKING 40-MINUTE WALKS THREE DAYS A WEEK BOOSTS MEMORY

The new study, which observed 247 participants in the 60-80 age range, found that engaging in physical activities such as walking can positively affect the brain.

Researchers from Colorado State University (CSU) studied people over the age of 60 to see if physical activity had a positive effect on the ability to replenish the white matter that binds cells in the brain.

They found that taking 40-minute walks at least three times a week replenishes the brain’s white matter and can help keep the person cognitively strong. The results of the research offer older people a simple way to keep their brains healthy and active.

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IMPROVEMENT IN MEMORY, INCREASED COGNITIVE ABILITY

White matter is the tissue in the widest and deepest part of the brain that connects parts of the brain and spinal cord to nerve fibers. A healthy white matter also leads to better memory, better problem solving, and increased cognitive abilities.

For the research, published in the journal NeuroImage, the team observed 247 participants. Each of the participants was between the ages of 60 and 80 and decisively engaged in little or no severe physical activity in their daily lives.

The researchers wanted to make sure that participants still had adequate levels of cognitive ability despite their limited activity, and then divided them into three different groups. The first group was subjected to a program in which participants regularly yawned and performed routines that required little physical effort. In the second group, they went for 40-minute walks three times a week. The final group was given dance exercises three times a week, which were considered one of the most challenging tasks physically and mentally.

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INACTION SHRINKS WHITE ORE

Participants were given brain scans, which examined the health and function of their white matter, six months after the studies began. Those in the last two groups showed healthier brain and body functions after six months in the program.

They became physically fitter. In addition, the researchers found that their white matter also appeared to be regenerated on MRI scans of their brains.

Those who were part of The Walking Group showed the best results, and they also performed best on memory exams. People in the first group, whose activity was quite stagnant, saw their white matter shrink and performed worse on some cognitive tests.

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HE DOESN’T EVEN BELIEVE HIS BRAIN STRUCTURE WILL CHANGE

The study’s co-author and professor of neuroscience and Human Development at CSU, white matter has not been much research on the New York Times said: “up until just a few years ago some scientists, the structure of the brain can change throughout the life of that even they did not believe.”

The researchers aren’t sure if the results of this study apply to young people as well, but they advise people to live an active lifestyle to stay healthy.

Doctor told The Times that the findings give a strong reason for the brain to get up and move to preserve its white matter.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

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Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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