The potential mechanisms of exercise-induced cognitive protection: A literature review

Jennifer E. Norman, Jennifer Rutkowsky, Sue Bodine, John C Rutledge

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1827-1831
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Design
Volume24
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • BDNF
  • Cognitive function
  • Dementia
  • Exercise
  • IL-6
  • PGC-1α

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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