Sunday, April 08, 2018 by Jessica Dolores
Cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to positive levels of white matter in the brain, which can help improve the brain function of people with mild cognitive impairment. This, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found out in a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Researchers concluded that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness are linked with better white matter integrity, which is linked to improved brain function
Ding K, Tarumi T, Zhu DC, Tseng BY, Thomas BP, Turner M, Repshas J, Kerwin DR, Womack KB, Lu H, et al. CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS AND FIBER INTEGRITY IN MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT. Journal of Alzheimers Disease. 2017;61(2):729–739. DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170415