Washington: A new research has suggested that men who exercise vigorously as young adults may reduce their risk of developing epilepsy later in life.Study author Elinor Ben-Menachem, PhD, MD, with the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology, said that there are a host of ways exercise has been shown to benefit the brain and reduce the risk of brain diseases.For the study, 1.17 million Swedish men were given cycle tests that measured cardiovascular fitness when they enlisted for mandatory military service at age 18.The participants were then assessed for epilepsy for an average of 25 years. During follow-up, 6,796 men were diagnosed with epilepsy.
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