Journal article

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Exercise on Brain Function and Neurological Disorders

Kevin Nay, William J Smiles, Jacqueline Kaiser, Luke M McAloon, Kim Loh, Sandra Galic, Jonathan S Oakhill, Andrew L Gundlach, John W Scott

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

As life expectancy has increased, particularly in developed countries, due to medical advances and increased prosperity, age-related neurological diseases and mental health disorders have become more prevalent health issues, reducing the well-being and quality of life of sufferers and their families. In recent decades, due to reduced work-related levels of physical activity, and key research insights, prescribing adequate exercise has become an innovative strategy to prevent or delay the onset of these pathologies and has been demonstrated to have therapeutic benefits when used as a sole or combination treatment. Recent evidence suggests that the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain a..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia project grant (GNT1138102) awarded to J.W.S. and in part by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.