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Can a Pill Provide the Same Cognitive Benefits As Exercise?
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Can a Pill Provide the Same Cognitive Benefits As Exercise?

Can a Pill Provide the Same Cognitive Benefits As Exercise?
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Can a Pill Provide the Same Cognitive Benefits As Exercise?

A new study published in Science, showed that after mice exercise, their livers secrete a protein called Gpld1 into the blood. Levels of this protein in the blood correspond to improved cognitive function in aged mice, and a collaboration with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center found that the enzyme is also elevated in the blood elderly humans who exercise regularly. The researchers showed that simply increasing the amount of Gpld1 produced by the mouse liver could confer many of the same brain benefits as regular exercise.

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