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Yoga may improve brain health & function

01-Nov-2020

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Researchers reviewed 11 papers & found yoga may improve brain health.

Yoga practice increased grey matter volume in regions affecting memory, cognition and greater connectivity.

“(More grey matter) suggests there may be more connections between neurons, which can indicate better functioning.”- Dr. Damoiseaux, co-author.

Structures that seem to be beefed up by yoga are ones that tend to shrink with ageing.

It is difficult to establish a cause-effect relationship.

Next is is to compare the impact of the different regimens on brain anatomy and cognitive performance.

Research by University of Illinois published in Scientific American.

Brain scan show increased grey matter volumes in regions affected by ageing

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Associate Professor in the Institute of Gerontology and the Department of Psychology, Wayne State University

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American magazine covering health, environment, technology, space and physics