No exercise-induced increase in serum BDNF after cycling near a major traffic road.

@article{Bos2011NoEI,
  title={No exercise-induced increase in serum BDNF after cycling near a major traffic road.},
  author={Inge Bos and Lotte Jacobs and Tim Steve Nawrot and Bas de Geus and Rudi Torfs and Luc Int Panis and Bart Degraeuwe and Romain Meeusen},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={500 2},
  pages={129-32}
}
Commuting by bike has a clear health enhancing effect. Moreover, regular exercise is known to improve brain plasticity, which results in enhanced cognition and memory performance. Animal research has clearly shown that exercise upregulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF - a neurotrophine) enhancing brain plasticity. Studies in humans found an increase in serum BDNF concentration in response to an acute exercise bout. Recently, more evidence is emerging suggesting that exposure to air… CONTINUE READING