Chronic exercise preserves brain function in masters athletes when compared to sedentary counterparts.

@article{Zhao2016ChronicEP,
  title={Chronic exercise preserves brain function in masters athletes when compared to sedentary counterparts.},
  author={Emily Zhao and Michael J. Tranovich and Ron DeAngelo and Anthony P. Kontos and Vonda J. Wright},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={8-13}
}
OBJECTIVE Exercise is beneficial for both the body and the mind, and it has been associated with protective neurocognitive effects, such as increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and neurogenesis. These effects are linked to the attenuation of age-related mental decline and the preservation of mental capacities in older, physically active adults. This study evaluated whether masters athletes, a highly active population, have better cognitive function compared to age-matched non… CONTINUE READING
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