Midlife Physical Activity and Cognition Later in Life: A Prospective Twin Study

18 Oct 2016Iso-Markku, Paulaa; | Waller, Katja | Vuoksimaa, Eero | Heikkilä, Kauko | Rinne, Juha | Kaprio, Jaakko | Kujala, Urho M.

igorous midlife physical activity was associated with less cognitive impairment but without a clear dose-response association between the volume of physical activity and cognition.

Cohort Study
2 effects
6 years
3050 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Intense Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

High evidence
-31.0%

Intense Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Cognitive Activity Brain outcome
Increased risk of Cognitive Activity
Brain system

Low evidence
50.0%