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1 Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis, Lesley White et al, Sports Medicine 2004 vol. 34, 1077-1100.

2 Exercise and Brain Health - Implications for Multiple Sclerosis, Part 1, Neuronal Growth Factors, Lesley J. White and Vanessa Castellano, Sports Med 2008; 38 (2): 91-100.

3 Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults, Stanley Colcombe and Arthur F. Kramer, Psychological Science, March, 2003.

4 The Effects of Resistance Training and Walking on Functional Fitness in Advanced Old Age, Robert Simons and Ross Andel, J Aging Health 2006; 18; 91; DOI: 10.1177/0898264305281102.

5 Effects of Physical Activity on Life Expectancy With Cardiovascular Disease, Oscar H. Franco et al, Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:2355-23. Exercise, cognition, and the aging brain, Arthur F. Kramer, Kirk I. Erickson, and Stanley J. Colcombe, J Appl Physiol 101: 1237-1242, 2006. Be smart, exercise your heart: exercise effects on brain and cognition, Charles H. Hillman, Kirk I. Erickson and Arthur F. Kramer, Nature Reviews, Jan. 2008.

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