Body mass index and brain structure in healthy children and adolescents.

  title={Body mass index and brain structure in healthy children and adolescents.},
  author={Michael L. Alosco and Kelly M Stanek and Rachel Galioto and Mayuresh S. Korgaonkar and Stuart M. Grieve and Adam M. Brickman and Mary Beth Spitznagel and John J. Gunstad},
  journal={The International journal of neuroscience},
  volume={124 1},
Obesity is associated with cognitive dysfunction in children and adolescents, although the mechanisms underlying these deficits remain unclear. This study examined the associations between body mass index (BMI) and regional gray matter volume and white matter integrity in 120 healthy children and adolescents (6-18 years of age) who underwent magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging. Bonferroni-corrected partial correlation analyses controlling for demographic and clinical characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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