Effect of a 3-month physical activity program on brain structure and plasticity in lung cancer

Takeaway

  • A 3-month physical activity program (PAP) improved indicators of general health and resulted in maintained or increased gray matter volume (GMV) in the bilateral hippocampus (HPC).

Why this matters

    Physical activity (PA) has been shown to improve cognition and protect against cognitive decline in healthy adults, but its effects have not been sufficiently studied in lung cancer; understanding the potential effects of PA on treatment outcomes will potentially improve treatment effectiveness and patient quality of life (QOL).