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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

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

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

Volume 24 , Issue 17 , 2018

Page: [1827 - 1831] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180406105149

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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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