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Effect of Regular Exercise on Cognitive Functions in Perimenopausal Women

*, Nayanatara Arunkumar and *, Shaila MD and *, Shameema S M and *, Bhagyalakshmi K and *, Anupama N and Kini, Rekha D and Pai, Sheila R (2013) Effect of Regular Exercise on Cognitive Functions in Perimenopausal Women. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3 (5). pp. 489-490. ISSN 2249-555X

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Abstract

Despite the well-documented benefits of exercise, ageing women remain largely sedentary, and interventions designed to help them to maintain exercise programs may prove particularly valuable. The objective of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of regular exercise on various cognitive function parameters such as Mini Mental Scale examination (MMS-E), Orientation, Attention, Memory, Visuo Spatial ability, Verbal Fluency and Language in perimenopausal women. 60 healthy perimenopausal women (40-60 years) were divided into two groups which included 30 exercising women and 30 non exercising women. The total exercising time duration was for one hour, five times a week, for one year. The control group included 30 healthy non exercising women selected from the general population. Cognitive function was evaluated by ADDENBROOKE’S COGNITIVE EXAMINATION-ACE-R. The results of the present study showed a significant increase (P<0.001) in MMS-E, attention, memory, verbal fluency, language, visuospatial ability, ACE-total in the exercising group when compared to the non exercising group. In conclusion, regular exercise is associated with significantly better cognitive function and less cognitive decline in perimenopausal women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regular exercise, perimenopausal woman, cognitive functions
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 11:04
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 11:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136373

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