Meeting physical activity recommendations may be protective against temporal lobe atrophy in older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dougherty, R., L. Ellingson, S. Schultz, E. Boots, J. Meyer, J. Lindheimer, R. Van, A. Stegner, D. Edwards, J. Oh, R. Koscik, M. Dowling, C. Gallagher, C. Carlsson, H. Rowley, B. Bendlin, S. Asthana, B. Hermann, M. Sager, S. Johnson, O. Okonkwo, and D. Cook. “Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations May Be Protective Against Temporal Lobe Atrophy in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.”. Alzheimer’s & Dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Vol. 4, 2016, pp. 14-7.

Physical activity (PA) is associated with brain health in older adults. However, it is unknown whether the current physical activity recommendations (PAR) impart substantive benefit. The objective of this study was to compare temporal lobe volumes between older adults who met PAR and those who did not.

DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2016.03.005

PubMed: 27489874