We read with interest the article by Yaffe et al1 recently published in the ARCHIVES demonstrating that women with higher levels of physical activity are less likely to develop cognitive decline 6 to 8 years later.
We would like to support these results by presenting data regarding the changes of cognitive status in a population of old citizens (aged 70-75 years) living in the city center of Brescia, Northern Italy, who were longitudinally followed up for 12 years.
Pignatti F, Rozzini R, Trabucchi M. Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Elderly Persons. Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(3):361. doi: