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Brain microstructure may explain benefits of physical activity on older adults' cognition

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Brain microstructure may help explain the benefits of physical activity on cognition in older adults, according to MRI scans of 318 brains post-mortem.


Article Title: Physical activity, brain tissue microstructure, and cognition in older adults

Funding: This work was supported in part by the National Institute on Aging ( grants K25 AG61254 (RJD), K01 AG64044 (VNP), K01 AG50823 (BDJ), R01 AG17917 (DAB), R01 AG47976 (ASB), R01 AG56352 (ASB), R01 AG64233 (JAS, KA), and P30 AG10161 (DAB), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ( grant UH3 NS100599 (JAS, KA), the Illinois Department of Public Health ( (DAB), and the Robert C. Borwell Endowment Fund (DAB). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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