Dementia breakthrough: Exercise ‘sweet spot’ may reverse brain decline, new study finds


The new study, conducted by researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland Australia, has suggested that 35 days of exercise may be enough to bring significant improvements to cognitive performance.

For their study, the team looked at a sample of mice aged from 10 weeks to 24 months, assessing their spatial navigation and memory using the active place avoidance task (APA).

In APA rodents are placed on a rotating platform, where they are expected to use spatial cues to navigate their way around.

As expected, older rodents aged 18 and 24 months performed significantly worse than their younger counterparts over the course of the five-day test.


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