Hippocampal and Cerebral Blood Flow after Exercise Cessation in Master Athletes

@article{Alfini2016HippocampalAC,
  title={Hippocampal and Cerebral Blood Flow after Exercise Cessation in Master Athletes},
  author={Alfonso J Alfini and Lauren R. Weiss and Brooks P. Leitner and Theresa J. Smith and James M Hagberg and J. Carson Smith},
  journal={Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={8}
}
While endurance exercise training improves cerebrovascular health and has neurotrophic effects within the hippocampus, the effects of stopping this exercise on the brain remain unclear. Our aim was to measure the effects of 10 days of detraining on resting cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in gray matter and the hippocampus in healthy and physically fit older adults. We hypothesized that rCBF would decrease in the hippocampus after a 10-day cessation of exercise training. Twelve master athletes… 
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