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Age-related cognitive losses are greatly reduced with resistance exercise.

By hkugler at Nov. 24, 2011, 2:12 a.m., 14113 hits

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References for the statement made in the headlines:
1) Pluoghman M, Exercise is brain food: the effects of physical activity on cognitive function. Dev Neurorehabil. 2008 Jul-Sep;11(3):236-40. Review.
2) Liu-Ambrose T, Donaldson MG.Exercise and cognition in older adults: is there a role for resistance training programmes? Br J Sports Med. 2009 Jan;43(1):25-7. Epub 2008 Nov 19. Review.
3) Fiatarone MA, O'Neill EF, Doyle N, Clements KM, Roberts SB, Kehayias JJ, Lipsitz LA, Evans WJ. The Boston FICSIT study: the effects of resistance training and nutritional supplementation on physical frailty in the oldest old. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993 Mar;41(3):333-7.PMID: 8440860
4) Fielding RA, LeBrasseur NK, Cuoco A, Bean J, Mizer K, Fiatarone Singh MA. High-velocity resistance training increases skeletal muscle peak power in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Apr;50(4):655-62.PMID: 11982665.

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