The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi77° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo58° Chance Showers

Wednesday

Hi82° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Wednesday Night

Lo60° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Thursday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo62° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo62° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Early-stage Alzheimer’s patients who were more fit had less brain atrophy

Send to Kindle
Print This

NEW YORK (AP) — Patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease who performed better on a treadmill test had less atrophy in the areas of the brain that control memory, according to a study released Sunday.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed less shrinkage in the hippocampus region of patients’ brains in the Alzheimer’s patients with higher fitness scores. In Alzheimer’s the hippocampus is one of the first parts of the brain to suffer damage.

View my options or Sign in