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Aging Brain Structure and Memory in Response to Exercise

2019-03-05 02:29:15 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will measure brain structure through its mechanical properties, assessed with magnetic resonance elastography, and determine whether it improves with aerobic exercise in older adults with low memory abilities. Additionally, this study will determine if memory abilities improve with exercise and if they are related to brain structure. Overall, this project has the potential to identify how brain health is impacted by exercise in older adults.

Study Design

Conditions

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Intervention

Aerobic exercise, Stretching

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Delaware

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-03-05T02:29:15-0500

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