‘If it’s good for the heart, it’s good for the brain.’ Health advisers are constantly telling us that exercise is good for the brain. Now researchers in Germany claim to have discovered the reason why. It has everything to do with a vitamin-like chemical called choline.
In an article titled Get on your bike and ride out dementia risk (Fin Review, July 2017), Jill Margo explained that there have not been many randomised, control trails of brain metabolism before. Prof Johannes Pantel, Goethe University, Frankfurt, said the small study showed that regular aerobic exercise protects and maintains brain function by keeping the choline levels constant.
Choline maintains brain cell membrane health. Dementia is commonly marked by a sharp rise then crash in choline levels.
So get smart and ‘Puff Puff Puff’ your way to better brain health.
(Note: ‘Banging’ (see above) may also be beneficial to brain health.)