Twin Study Suggests Exercise Has A Dramatic Effect On The Brain

April 7, 2015 4:14 PM

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Twin Study Suggests Exercise Has A Dramatic Effect On The Brain

You already know that exercise can give you bigger muscles. Now, fascinating new research involving identical twins suggests it can do the same for your brain.

A small-scale study showed that twins who worked out regularly had significantly more gray matter -- especially in the regions of the brain involved in motor control -- than their twins who exercised less. Since the twin pairs had grown up in the same environment (and, of course, shared the same gen...

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