Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Study Tests Whether Lifting Weights Or Running Grows More New Brain Cells

I bet your doctor will NEVER tell you about this. Of course this is in rats so your doctor won't make the leap to thinking this might apply to humans. But then I doubt your doctor will even know about this research.
The right type of exercise can triple the number of neurons in the brain’s memory zone.
Sustained aerobic exercise (running) grows new brain cell, but lifting weights does not, a new study concludes.
The research on rats compared three different groups:
  • Sustained aerobic exercise
  • High-intensity interval training
  • Lifting weights
It found that rats who did sustained aerobic exercise for six weeks had developed new brain cells in their hippocampus — the area of the brain vital for memory.
Compared with a control group, they had 2-3 times as many neurons in the hippocampus.
Interval training only had a small effect and lifting weights had no effect on growing new brain cells.
Neurogenesis: How To Grow New Brain Cells
The study’s authors conclude:
“Our results suggest physical exercise promotes AHN [adult hippocampal neurogenesis] most if it is aerobic and sustained, and especially when accompanied by a heightened genetic predisposition for response to physical exercise.”
While this study was carried out in rats, there is plenty of evidence for the positive effects of exercise on neurogenesis (growing new brain cells).

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