Is not for nothing everyone exhorts us to exercise even for a half an hour a day. Exercise, even by walking at a sustained pace may be a key factor in delaying the installation of diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson.
During muscular exercise, the body naturally produces the protein called FNDC5, which is released in the bloodstream under the form of a special hormone, having a protective role for the brain.
The research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA, shows that the substance controls an important neuroprotective mechanism in the brain.
Although more research is needed, the scientists hope to use the substance in order to keep the neurons in the human brain in good shape, protecting them from the ravages of the Alzheimer disease. They hope that one day this substance can be used as an injectable medicine to stop the development of the Alzheimer disease.