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Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study

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New Delhi, Jan 14 Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study.

The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men.

DIPAS is a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The research study, which was published in the American Ageing Association, focused not only on the brain but comparative studies were conducted on hypertension, blood pressure, heart rate, and stress.

According to the researchers, a brain develops till the age of 20-30. After that, development of the brain halts and after 40 years, its slow degeneration starts.

As part of the study, done by Rameswar Pal, Som Nath Singh, Abhirup Chatterjee and Mantu Saha, 124 healthy and physically active men aged between 20 and 50 years were randomly selected and divided into three age groups — 20–29, 30–39, and 40–50 years.

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