Title

Habitual exercise levels are associated with cerebral amyloid load in presymptomatic autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease

Author Identifier

Belinda Brown Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-2540 Hamid Sohrabi Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8017-8682 Samantha Gardener Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1933-5260 Ralph Martins Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4828-9363

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

25380

Grant Number

NHMRC Number : 1097105

Comments

Brown, B. M., Sohrabi, H. R., Taddei, K., Gardener, S. L., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Peiffer, J. J., ... & Erickson, K. I. (2017). Habitual exercise levels are associated with cerebral amyloid load in presymptomatic autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 13(11), 1197-1206. Available here

Abstract

Introduction: The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between self-reported exercise levels and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers, in a cohort of autosomal dominant AD mutation carriers.

Methods: In 139 presymptomatic mutation carriers from the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network, the relationship between self-reported exercise levels and brain amyloid load, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Ab42, and CSF tau levels was evaluated using linear regression.

Results: No differences in brain amyloid load, CSFAb42, or CSF tau were observed between low and high exercise groups. Nevertheless, when examining only those already accumulating AD pathology (i.e., amyloid positive), low exercisers had higher mean levels of brain amyloid than high exercisers. Furthermore, the interaction between exercise and estimated years from expected symptom onset was a significant predictor of brain amyloid levels.

Discussion: Our findings indicate a relationship exists between self-reported exercise levels and brain amyloid in autosomal dominant AD mutation carriers.

DOI

10.1016/j.jalz.2017.03.008

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