Physical activity and memory functions: An interventional study

@article{Ruscheweyh2011PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and memory functions: An interventional study},
  author={Ruth Ruscheweyh and C. Willemer and Karsten Kr{\"u}ger and Thomas Duning and Tobias Warnecke and Jens Sommer and K. V{\"o}lker and Hy Ho and Frank C Mooren and Stefan Knecht and Agnes Fl{\"o}el},
  journal={Neurobiology of Aging},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={1304-1319}
}
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