Physical Activity, Air Pollution and the Brain

  title={Physical Activity, Air Pollution and the Brain},
  author={Inge Bos and P. Boever and L. Int Panis and R. Meeusen},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  • Inge Bos, P. Boever, +1 author R. Meeusen
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • This review introduces an emerging research field that is focused on studying the effect of exposure to air pollution during exercise on cognition, with specific attention to the impact on concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and inflammatory markers. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that regular physical activity enhances cognition, and evidence suggests that BDNF, a neurotrophin, plays a key role in the mechanism. Today, however, air pollution is an environmental… CONTINUE READING
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