Early fitness improves brain in middle age. According to a new large study by researchers at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, the more fit people are in their youth, the better their memory and cognitive skills are in middle age. The study began in the 1980s with thousands of men and women ages 18 to 30. They underwent several fitness tests. Twenty-five years later, researchers re-examined some of the participants, finding that those who has good cardiovascular health performed better on cognitive tests, which measured memory and executive function. Read the report at tinyurl.com/nsr973y.