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American Journal of Preventive Medicine lifts exergames study embargo early after break

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From an email sent out this morning:

THE EMBARGO ON THIS STORY HAS BEEN BROKEN AND THEREFORE THE EMBARGO IS LIFTED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

 NEWS RELEASE

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL JANUARY 17, 2012, 12:01 AM ET

 Contact:

[snip]

“Exergames” May Provide Cognitive Benefit for Older Adults

New Findings Reported in American Journal of Preventive Medicine

 San Diego, CA, January 17, 2012 – Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or “exergames,” combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

I’ve contacted the journal to find out who broke the embargo, and whether there will be sanctions. In the meantime, the first story I can find about the study was in the Daily Mail.

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Written by Ivan Oransky

January 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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