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Brain derived neurotrophic factor

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 13, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I remember reading a while back that only aerobic exercise significantly increased BDNF--one of the main elements implicated in improving cognitive health due to exercise. Recently I've been seeing that it is more intensity dependent. ANyone come across similar evidence?

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Not sure about the evidence per se, but I am fairly convinced myself that it relates strongly to mood. Basically anything that is shown to improve mood is something that increases BDNF, from caloric restriction, to SSRI's, to empathy/love/touch, to sunlight. I am personally aware of no major lifestyle factor (worldveiw/thought pattern/personal freedom/life circumstances aside) in improving mood, that doesnt effect BDNF. If like to know more about it myself.

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Or people with higher BDNF are predisposed to being better sprinters.

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on June 13, 2012
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sucks there's no full text =(

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on June 13, 2012
at 08:44 PM

Im pretty sure Dr. Mercola had an email newsletter about this. Might want to check on mercola.com

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on June 13, 2012
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There was a study last year that showed sprinters have higher BDNF than sedentary people, and international sprinters have higher BDNF than domestic sprinters. Make of that what you will, but I think they do more sprinting and/or strength training than the domestic athletes and the relationship is causal.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21934728

There wasn't a comparison with joggers though.

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on June 13, 2012
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sucks there's no full text =(

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on June 13, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Or people with higher BDNF are predisposed to being better sprinters.

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