Fit Body at 40 May Keep Brain Bright at 60

March 4, 2015 9:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years showed that those with lower fitness levels at midlife had smaller brain volumes in their 60s -- a sign of accelerated brain aging.

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