High-intensity resistance training as a treatment for mild cognitive impairment

31 Oct

From The Journal of the American Geriatrics Association: “Mediation of Cognitive Function Improvements by Strength Gains After Resistance Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Outcomes of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training.” You can read the abstract here.

The study appears to be well designed. Most surprising was the finding that muscle strength improvements were a better predictor of improvement in cognitive function than aerobic capacity.

 

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