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Exercise and Cerebral Blood Flow

What happens when athletes stop training for 10 days? Dr. Lazzara discusses a study of resting cerebral blood flow in gray matter and the hippocampus.

In this Medical News Minute, developed exclusively for Neurology Times, Dr. Bobby Lazzara reports on a study examining resting cerebral blood flow in the hippocampus and gray matter. Twelve master athletes aged 50 years and over were asked to cease all training and vigorous physical activity for ten days. Measurements were taken before and immediately after this period with perfusion-weighted MRI.