Tag Archives: Moderate Exercise

Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Epidemiological Studies, Risk Factors and Prevention

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Physical Activity to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia (BMC Public Health)

Summary A further systematic review has been published on the likely beneficial effects of physical activity in the prevention or long-term avoidance of cognitive decline and dementia. Full Text Link Reference Blondell, SJ. Hammersley-Mather, R. Veerman, JL. (2014). Does physical … Continue reading

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NICE Guidance on Obesity and Physical Activity (BBC News / NICE / NHS Choices)

Summary National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England advise people to lose a little weight and keep it off over time. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). Weight loss: NHS … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Greening of Dementia (Natural England / BBC News / PNAS)

Summary Natural England, Dementia Adventure and the Woodland Trust have published a literature review concerning the benefits – and barriers – for individuals living with dementia in having access to the natural environment and local greenspace. The broad aim of this … Continue reading

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Exercise Programs for People With Dementia (BBC News / Cochrane Review)

Summary A recent Cochrane systematic review of eight exercise trials, involving over 300 patients living at home or in care, indicates that exercise for people with dementia can help to improve thinking abilities and functioning in activities of daily living … Continue reading

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Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Healthy Regime Reverses Cell Ageing (BBC News)

Summary Research by the University of California and published in Lancet Oncology may have discovered evidence that adhering to a regime of exercise, a vegetarian diet and regular sress-reducing meditation can reverse ageing at the cellular level. The study involved only 35 men with … Continue reading

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NICE Pathways: New or Recently Updated Care Pathways (NICE)

Summary NICE Pathways are a collection of online resources which summarise selected NICE guidelines, and related information, in topic-based interactive flowcharts. Topics of likely interest, recently added or updated (as sampled August / September 2012), include: Acute Kidney Injury Care Pathway. … Continue reading

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