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Epilepsy Risk for Men Reduced with Exercise

Epilepsy

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  • Men who had a high level of fitness when they were young were 79 percent less likely to develop epilepsy later in life compared to those with low fitness levels
  • Compared to young men with average fitness levels, the high-fitness group was still 36 percent less likely to develop epilepsy
  • Exercise may protect the brain and create a stronger brain reserve, which may reduce epilepsy risk
  • If you have epilepsy, exercising may help to reduce the frequency of seizures

By Dr. Mercola

The next time you work out, take a moment to think about all of the wonderful ways it will benefit your body. And I'm not only talking about your muscles or your six-pack abs… I'm referring to your brain.


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