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Response to Letter to the Editor: Efficacy of Physical Exercise on Cortical Activity Modulation in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Comments on a Systematic Review

Published:February 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2022.02.001
      We thank the authors for their letter to the editor related to our recent article.
      • Pedroso RV
      • Lima-Silva AE
      • Tarachuque PE
      • Fraga FJ
      • Stein AM.
      Efficacy of physical exercise on cortical activity modulation in mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review.
      The authors expressed 4 main concerns related to our systematic review. The first is related to the absence of specification in relation to the etiology of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
      • Petersen RC
      • Lopez O
      • Armstrong MJ
      • et al.
      Practice guideline update summary: mild cognitive impairment: report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
      We decided to not specify MCI etiology because (1) there are only a few studies in this area; therefore, any additional restriction could have reduced the number of included studies (n=7); and (2) the main aim of our systematic review was to provide a synthesis of the current literature investigating the effects of physical exercise on cortical activity measured via electroencephalogram in individuals with MCI, not on the MCI cause. Thus, our review provides a synthesis of studies supporting the potential benefit of physical activity on cortical activity in patients with MCI, regardless of its cause.
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