Researchers zero-in on astrocytes as a mediator of the beneficial link between exercise and Alzheimer’s disease

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A recent study appearing in the Journal of Neuroinflammation has brought further clarity to the role of astrocytes in the beneficial effects of voluntary exercise on patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The effects of increased, voluntary physical exercise on cognitive functions in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is well known. The underlying mechanisms, however, including the role of astrocytes, remain largely unexplored. Understanding these mechanisms, however, is crucial to developing more effective drugs and behavioral protocols for patients with AD. Astrocytes are a type of glial …

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