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Preserved differentiation between physical activity and cognitive performance across young, middle, and older adulthood over 8 years

Bielak, Allison; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Bunce, David; Anstey, Kaarin

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Objectives. A critical question in the activity engagement literature is whether physical exercise alters the trajectory of age-related cognitive decline (differential preservation) or is associated with enhanced baseline cognitive ability (preserved differentiation). Further, investigations considering that these relations may differ across young, middle, and older adulthood are rare. Method. We evaluated data from the PATH Through Life Project, where participants aged 20–24, 40–44, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11951
Source: Journals of Gerontology, Series B 69.4 (2014): 523–532
DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbu016

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