آمادگی قلبی عروقی با آتروفی در آلزایمر و بالا رفتن سن بیش از 2 سال همراه است
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|30784||2012||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||6327 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Neurobiology of Aging, Volume 33, Issue 8, August 2012, Pages 1624–1632
We sought to describe change in cardiorespiratory (CR) fitness over 2 years in those with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) and nondemented aging and assess the relationship of CR fitness with cognitive decline, brain atrophy, and dementia progression. Individuals with early-stage AD (n = 37) and without dementia (n = 53) attended clinical evaluations, cognitive and exercise tests, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at baseline and 2 years later. CR fitness was lower in those with AD over the study period. Lower baseline CR fitness was associated with progression of dementia severity in AD. Declining CR fitness over 2 years was associated with brain atrophy in AD, especially in the parahippocampus. In nondemented participants, there was a trend for lower baseline fitness to be related to cognitive decline. Both lower baseline CR fitness and declining CR fitness over 2 years were associated with regional brain atrophy. We conclude that CR fitness is chronically reduced in those with AD. Further, in those with AD, CR fitness is associated with progression of dementia severity and brain atrophy in AD, suggesting a link between progression of dementia severity and cardiorespiratory health.
The benefits of physical activity for brain health are receiving increased attention (Kramer et al., 2005). In animals, exercise increases neuronal survival and resistance to brain insults (Carro et al., 2001 and Stummer et al., 1994), promotes vascularization (Black et al., 1990 and Isaacs et al., 1992), stimulates neurogenesis (van Praag et al., 1999), and mobilizes gene expression profiles predicted to benefit brain plasticity (Cotman and Berchtold, 2002). Additionally, running increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in the hippocampus and dentate gyrus and influences long term potentiation (Neeper et al., 1995 and van Praag et al., 1999). In humans, several randomized controlled trials have examined the cognitive effects of increasing activity in healthy, older adults and found a beneficial impact on cognitive performance (Dustman et al., 1984, Hassmen and Koivula, 1997, Hill et al., 1993, Kramer et al., 1999 and Williams and Lord, 1997). Several longitudinal studies report a positive relationship between self-reported physical activity and cognitive function (Laurin et al., 2001, Pignatti et al., 2002, Weuve et al., 2004 and Yaffe et al., 2001). There is an increasing interest in assessing the therapeutic role of exercise and physical activity in individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recently, greater physical activity and exercise in adults without dementia was associated with lower levels of AD biomarkers such as Pittsburgh Compound B binding (Liang et al., 2010). Additionally, a recent report showed that increased physical activity in those with dementia was associated with lower mortality risk (Scarmeas et al., 2010). Epidemiological studies suggest regular physical activity may prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and in midlife is associated with a reduced risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and AD (Friedland et al., 2001 and Geda et al., 2010). One such study found that dancing, an aerobic activity, was associated with lower risk for developing dementia (Verghese et al., 2003). Others have demonstrated in randomized controlled trials that aerobic fitness training improves cognitive performance in mild cognitive impairment (Baker et al., 2010 and Scherder et al., 2005). Limitations to previous studies include a reliance on reported activity levels and a lack of standard objective measures of physical activity. Physical activity and exercise influence cardiorespiratory (CR) fitness, an objective measure of an individual's peak level of oxygen consumption during a graded exercise test. CR fitness is associated with lower rates of cognitive decline in nondemented older adults (Colcombe and Kramer, 2003) but there is a paucity of data on individuals with AD regarding the relationship of CR fitness with dementia progression and structural brain change (Rolland et al., 2008). We previously reported cross-sectional data suggesting that CR fitness relates to whole brain (Burns et al., 2008) and medial temporal lobe volume (Honea et al., 2009) in individuals with AD. Additionally, we reported that CR fitness levels were lower in those with AD compared with nondemented peers (Burns et al., 2008). We now extend these findings by reporting the results of a 2-year observational study of individuals with early-stage AD and nondemented controls. We hypothesized that individuals with AD would have greater CR fitness decline compared with nondemented control subjects and that CR fitness would be associated with progression of dementia severity and brain atrophy.