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1. What was the article about?

Being physically active has many benefits including better blood circulation, heart function, mood, lower blood pressure, reduced stress levels, and it helps you lose weight. This article discusses a recent study that suggests that exercise leads to better memory and may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. New discoveries show that exercising increases levels of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This natural protein improves neuronal health and survival. Experiments conducted by scientists have shown that people who are more physically active had decreased their chances of having cognitive impairment or dementia. Although the exact number of hours of exercise that will protect the brain from memory loss has not yet been determined, data shows the more the better.

2. How might this be useful to your topic? Why is this not helpful to your topic?

This information presents one of the many ways of preventing the life altering disease of Alzheimer's . However, this is a very small piece of the big puzzle that I am trying to do my research one. The article does not confirm that exercise can definitely prevent Alzheimer's but it says that this may be a possible solution.


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