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Effects of aerobic exercise training, age, and physical fitness on memory-search performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3268270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We investigated the effects of exercise training on memory performance. One group of 13 men (M = 42.92 years of age) participated in supervised aerobic exercise (jogging) three times a week for 12 weeks. A second group of 15 men (M = 43.67 years of age) performed anaerobic exercise (strength training) for the same period of time. Subjects' reaction time (RT) performance in a memory-search task was assessed both before (Time 1) and after (Time 2) the 12 weeks of exercise training. Results indicated that there was no significant change in memory-search performance over time as a function of exercise training. Analyses of the Time 2 RTs demonstrated that aspects of memory-search performance were related significantly both to subjects' initial (Time 1) level of fitness and to age, but not to the amount of change in fitness associated with aerobic exercise training over this 12-week duration in this age group.
Authors:
J A Blumenthal; D J Madden
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology and aging     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0882-7974     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Aging     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-30     Completed Date:  1989-11-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904079     Medline TA:  Psychol Aging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aging / psychology*
Exercise*
Exercise Test
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Memory*
Mental Recall* / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen / blood
Physical Fitness*
Reaction Time / physiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG04238/AG/NIA NIH HHS; HL30675/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
7782-44-7/Oxygen

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