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Nutrition Extra Credit

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Andrew Coppa Nutr 251 – Sec001 4/27/11 Extra Credit Assignment I chose an article from the New York Times, published on April 27, 2011. The title of this article is “Does Exercise Really Boost Your Mood?” This article provides evidence and experimental studies that show two answers to the question that this article suggests. One from experimental research from the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, they placed mice on a wheel in an unfamiliar situation and they ran and hid. This showed that the mice were scared and nervous. They supported this analysis by the production of neurogenesis (production of new brain cells). The second answer to this question can be shown by a different experiment by the same scientists. This time the
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Unformatted text preview: scientists radiated the brains of the mice to prevent neurogenesis. When the mice were placed in the same situation they remained calm and collective. The scientists concluded that exercise training significantly could reduce anxiety symptoms. This article is relevant to this course because a whole chapter was dedicated to exercise and its benefits. Exercise is crucial for all humans and can increase your mood drastically. We discussed this in class and how it affects your dopamine levels in your brain. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/does-exercise-really-boost-your-mood/? src=me&ref=health...
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