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This Brain-Boosting Enzyme Increases With Exercise, Researchers Say

By |  Daniel Dowling |

Key Takeaways

  • Researchers identified GPLD1, a brain-boosting enzyme, that increases with exercise in mice and humans.
  • After a transfusion of this enzyme to sedentary mice through blood plasma, the mice became smarter.
  • Packaging this enzyme as an “exercise pill” for humans will require a lot more research and data.

Exercise is one of the most effective ways of promoting brain health and slowing age-related cognitive decline.1 Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of it. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HSS), only 33% of adults hit the recommended amount of physical activity.2

But sedentary lifestyles may not be so much of a brain drain in the future. According to a new study published in the journal Science on July 10, there might be a way to access the brain-boosting perks of exercise without the effort.3

In the study, researchers from the University of California (UC) transfused blood plasma from well-exercised mice to older sedentary mice. The result was an improvement in cognitive function along with better performances in a maze test.

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