The Potential Mechanisms of Exercise-induced Cognitive Protection: A Literature Review

Author(s): Jennifer E. Norman*, Jennifer Rutkowsky, Sue Bodine, John C. Rutledge

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 24 , Issue 17 , 2018

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Dementia has become a major health concern for the aging population of the United States. Studies indicate that participation in moderate exercise, with training, has been shown to have a beneficial impact on cognition. Thus, exercise and its effects on cognitive function has become an important area of research. This review summarizes the current literature on the potential mechanisms of the benefits of exercise for cognitive function.

Keywords: Cognitive function, dementia, exercise, BDNF, PGC-1α, IL-6.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 05 April, 2018
Page: [1827 - 1831]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180406105149
Price: $65

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