Cardio-Respiratory Fitness and Cognitive Function in Middle Age: CARDIA Study (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary

There is further evidence for the long-term benefits of physical exercise in the reducing risk of cognitive decline in later life. Research indicates that a higher level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with better cognitive function (measured in terms of better verbal memory and faster psychomotor speed) 25 years later.

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Briggs, H. (2014). How running ‘may preserve thinking skills’. London: BBC Health News, April 3rd 2014.

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Reference

Zhu, N. Jacobs, DR. [and] Schreiner, PJ. [et al] (2014). Cardiorespiratory fitness and cognitive function in middle age: The CARDIA Study. Neurology, April 15th 2014, Vol.82(15), pp.1339-46. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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