• Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent "Silent" Strokes

    13 days ago - By Health

    By Matt McMillen
    WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2011 - Small strokes that cause no outward symptoms yet have potentially serious long-term consequences may be kept at bay by vigorous exercise such as jogging and cycling, a new study in the journal Neurology suggests.
    Walking and other light exercise, by contrast, appears to offer no protection against these so-called silent strokes, which cause small brain lesions and have been linked to an increased risk of falling, memory problems, dementia , and full-blown strokes .
    "The more reasons we can tell our geriatric patients to exercise, the better," says...
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