Biological Mechanisms of Physical Activity in Preventing Cognitive Decline

@article{Lista2009BiologicalMO,
  title={Biological Mechanisms of Physical Activity in Preventing Cognitive Decline},
  author={Ilaria Lista and Giuseppe Sorrentino},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={493-503}
}
In order to guarantee better conditions for competition, the nervous system has developed not only mechanisms controlling muscle effectors, but also retrograde systems that, starting from peripheral structures, may influence brain functions. Under such perspective, physical activity could play an important role in influencing cognitive brain functions including learning and memory. The results of epidemiological studies (cross-sectional, prospective and retrospective) support a positive… CONTINUE READING