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- Walsh, Jeremy J.; Tschakovsky, Michael E.
- Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism 2018 v.43 no.11 pp. 1095-1104
- brain; cognition; exercise; longevity; nervous system diseases
- ... Engagement in regular bouts of exercise confers numerous positive effects on brain health across the lifespan. Acute bouts of exercise transiently improve cognitive function, while long-term exercise training stimulates brain plasticity, improves brain function, and helps to stave off neurological disease. The action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a candidate mechanism underlying t ...
- Liu-Ambrose, Teresa; Barha, Cindy K.; Best, John R.
- Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism 2018 v.43 no.11 pp. 1105-1112
- brain; cognition; cognitive disorders; dementia; disease prevention; elderly; exercise
- ... Physical activity is a promising strategy for dementia prevention and disease modification. Here, we provide a narrative review of the current evidence from epidemiological and intervention studies on the role of physical activity and exercise in promoting cognitive health in older adults both without and with cognitive impairment. We highlight some of the potential underlying mechanisms and discu ...