Regular exercise improves cognitive function and decreases oxidative damage in rat brain

@article{Radk2001RegularEI,
  title={Regular exercise improves cognitive function and decreases oxidative damage in rat brain},
  author={Zsolt Rad{\'a}k and Takeshi Kaneko and Shoichi Tahara and Hideko Nakamoto and J{\'o}zsef Pucsok and M{\'a}ria Sasv{\'a}ri and Csaba J. Nyakas and Sataro Goto},
  journal={Neurochemistry International},
  year={2001},
  volume={38},
  pages={17-23}
}
The biochemical mechanisms by which regular exercise significantly benefits health and well being, including improved cognitive function, are not well understood. Four-week-old (young) and 14-month-old (middle aged) Wistar rats were randomly assigned to young control and young exercised, middle-aged control and middle-aged exercised groups. Exercise groups were exposed to a swimming regime of 1 h a day, 5 days a week for 9 weeks. The passive avoidance test showed that middle-aged exercised rats… CONTINUE READING
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