Journal article

Physical activity and amyloid-β plasma and brain levels: results from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing.

BM Brown, JJ Peiffer, K Taddei, JK Lui, SM Laws, VB Gupta, T Taddei, VK Ward, MA Rodrigues, S Burnham, SR Rainey-Smith, VL Villemagne, A Bush, KA Ellis, CL Masters, D Ames, SL Macaulay, C Szoeke, CC Rowe, RN Martins

Mol Psychiatry | Nature Publishing Group Specialist Journals | Published : 2013

Abstract

Previous studies suggest physical activity improves cognition and lowers Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. However, key AD pathogenic factors that are thought to be influenced by physical activity, particularly plasma amyloid-β (Aβ) and Aβ brain load, have yet to be thoroughly investigated. The objective of this study was to determine if plasma Aβ and amyloid brain deposition are associated with physical activity levels, and whether these associations differed between carriers and non-carriers of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele. Five-hundred and forty six cognitively intact participants (aged 60-95 years) from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing (AIBL) were in..

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