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Research Finds that Children's Brain Development is Linked to Physical Fitness - featured September 20, 2010

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[Sources: Science and the New York Times]

Researchers have found an association between physical fitness and the brain in 9- and 10-year-old children: Those who are more fit tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform better on a test of memory than their less-fit peers.

The new study, which used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the relative size of specific structures in the brains of 49 child subjects, appears in the journal Brain Research.

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Tags: News of the Week Physical Fitness PT 24 September 2010