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Too Much Sitting May Shrink the Part of Your Brain Tied to Memory

It may be time to ditch the desk chair: A new study links sitting too much each day with memory problems in middle-age and older adults.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that long stretches of sedentary behavior — like spending all day in your desk chair — were linked to changes in a part of the adult brain that's critical for memory.

Earlier research has linked sedentary behavior to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death in middle-age and older adults. The new study, published yesterday (April 12) in the journal PLOS One, builds on this, focusing on inactivity's impacts on the brain, according to a statement from the researchers...More


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