Physical exercise and executive functions in preadolescent children, adolescents and young adults: a meta-analysis

  title={Physical exercise and executive functions in preadolescent children, adolescents and young adults: a meta-analysis},
  author={Lot Verburgh and Marsh K{\"o}nigs and Erik J A Scherder and Jaap Oosterlaan},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={973 - 979}
Purpose The goal of this meta-analysis was to aggregate available empirical studies on the effects of physical exercise on executive functions in preadolescent children (6–12 years of age), adolescents (13–17 years of age) and young adults (18–35 years of age). Method The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE and SPORTDiscus were searched for relevant studies reporting on the effects of physical exercise on executive functions. Nineteen studies were selected. Results There was a significant… 

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