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Well: Phys Ed: How Muscle Workouts May Boost Brainpower

May 9, 2012, 12:01 pm by New York Times - Health

Muscles do appear to affect the mind, according to a study of drugs that simulate the effects of exercise in mice. Mice that had "exercised" did better on tests of memory and learning and had far more new neurons in brain areas central to learning and memory than mice that had remained quiet in their cages.


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