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Cognitive Function in Elderly Marathon Runners

2014-07-23 21:11:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

There is substantial research on the effects of physical exercise on cognitive functions. However, less attention has been paid on the requirements of training intensity and length to enhance cognitive abilities in the elderly. To the investigators knowledge no studies have evaluated the effects of extensive endurance exercise training on cognitive functions by studying elderly marathon runners and bicyclists. On the basis of the scientific literature published so far it is not known whether the beneficial impact of endurance exercise training depends on the intensity of training.

The investigators therefore designed a cohort study with adequate power in order to evaluate the effects of intensive endurance exercise training on cognition. This trial, an Austrian prospective cohort study in cognitive function of elderly marathon-runners (APSOEM) is being conducted and will compare neuropsychological performance outcomes of elderly marathon runners or bicyclists with controls matched concerning age, education years, occupation, and verbal intelligence.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Exercise Training

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Medical University of Vienna

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:11-0400

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