Ryan Falck, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, discusses exercise training as an intervention for vascular cognitive impairment. Resistance exercise has been shown to be beneficial for the neurotrophic factor, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), which can cross the blood brain barrier and has a beneficial effect on cognition and brain health. Therefore, undertaking resistance training may be able to benefit brain health directly through promoting IGF-I levels. This interview took place at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) 2023 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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