Physical Activity, Air Pollution and the Brain

@article{Bos2014PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical Activity, Air Pollution and the Brain},
  author={I. Bos and P. Boever and L. Int Panis and R. Meeusen},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={1505-1518}
}
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… Expand
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