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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/25/11 The Effects of Exercise on  Delaying and Preventing  Dawn McRae Kenny Roberts PSYC 460
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 2/25/11 Alzheimer’s is an increased oxidative state and is  a result of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary  tangles. The parts of the brain that are affected include the  central cortex and the limbic system. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by low levels  of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
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 2/25/11 Exercise promotes plasticity in the brain. It also helps the brain to fight against the oxidative  stress that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise increases BDNF. Aerobic exercise may prevent metabolic  syndrome, which may delay the decline in  cognitive function in older adults, because it  decreases or prevents the formation of plaques  How can exercise help?
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Unformatted text preview: 2/25/11 2/25/11 The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that individuals participate in 150 minutes of aerobic exercise each week. Strength training should be completed for all muscle groups at least 2 days per week with 48 hours of rest in between sessions. Flexibility exercises should be completed every day. How much exercise do we 2/25/11 2/25/11 Liu-Ambrose et al. Promotion of the Mind Through Exercise (PROMoTE): A Proof-of Concept Randomized Controlled Trial of Aerobic Exercise Training in Older Adults with Vascular Cognitive Impairment. BioMed Central Neurology : n. page. Web. 19 April 2010. Pedersen et al. Role of Exercise Induced Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Production in the Regulation of Energy Homeostasis in Mammals. References...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course PSYC 460 taught by Professor Lawrence during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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