In collaboration with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Victoria University has received funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRRF) to conduct the study entitled: “The 'Train Smart' Study: Investigating the role of exercise training 'dose' in improving brain blood flow, brain volume, and cognitive function in middle-aged adults".
The study, led by Dr James Broatch, aims to discover how different ‘doses’ of long-term aerobic exercise training affect:
- brain blood flow
- age-related brain shrinkage
- cognitive function.
It will translate this new scientific knowledge into more individualised exercise prescriptions to better prevent the development of dementia.