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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Physical Activity Levels Linked to Cognitive Impairment - in Primary Care, Exercise & Fitness from MedPage Today

By Todd Neale, MedPage Today

For women, being physically active throughout life appears to lower the risk of cognitive impairment in old age, a cross-sectional study showed.

Physical activity levels in the teenage years, at age 30, at age 50, and after age 65, were associated with significantly lower odds of having impaired cognition as a senior, according to Laura Middleton, PhD, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, in Toronto, and colleagues.

However, being active as a teenager was most strongly associated with a lower chance of late-life cognitive impairment, the researchers reported online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


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