Weight training can fend off dementia in women

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A new study has shown that women over 70 who weight train are more likely to fend off dementia.

The research published on April 23 in Archives of Internal Medicine showed that "the resistance training program improved associative memory, which refers to the ability of one thought or memory to trigger another, like "green means go," as well as conflict resolution."

Read the CBC story, Weight training staves off dementia in older women.

Read the research article, Resistance Training Promotes Cognitive and Functional Brain Plasticity in Seniors With Probable Mild Cognitive Impairment.