Effect of physical activity on cognitive function in older adults at risk for Alzheimer disease: a randomized trial.

@article{Lautenschlager2008EffectOP,
  title={Effect of physical activity on cognitive function in older adults at risk for Alzheimer disease: a randomized trial.},
  author={Nicola T. Lautenschlager and Kay L. Cox and Leon Flicker and Jonathan K. Foster and Frank M. van Bockxmeer and Jianguo Xiao and Kathryn R. Greenop and Osvaldo P. Almeida},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2008},
  volume={300 9},
  pages={1027-37}
}
CONTEXT Many observational studies have shown that physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline; however, evidence from randomized trials is lacking. OBJECTIVE To determine whether physical activity reduces the rate of cognitive decline among older adults at risk. DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized controlled trial of a 24-week physical activity intervention conducted between 2004 and 2007 in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia. Assessors of cognitive function were blinded to group… CONTINUE READING
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