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Taking a break for brain health: Interacting effects of exercise bouts with breaks in sitting time on cognitive and cerebrovascular function in overweight adults [ 2014 - 2017 ]

Also known as: Does breaking up sitting time with activity improve cognitive function?

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1062338]

Researchers: Prof David Dunstan (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Kathryn Ellis Prof Daniel Green Prof Ester Cerin

Brief description Whether people do or do not exercise or not, there are serious health consequences – including adult-onset diabetes and heart disease – arising from the 7 to 10 hours of sitting that most Australian adults do each day. Exercise helps to delay Alzheimer's disease and other declines in brain function with ageing. This study will test whether, among overweight adults, combining exercise with breaking up prolonged sitting time can improve markers of brain health and mental functioning.

Funding Amount $AUD 775,055.05

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