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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015



True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain.

True

Explanation
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular sweat sessions can increase the size of a region of the brain called the hippocampus--a part of the brain that begins to decline around age 30 in most adults. The hippocampus is tucked deep in the brain and plays an important role in learning and memory. According to researchers, a larger hippocampus is associated with better performance on spatial reasoning and other cognitive tasks.

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