Characterization of a normal control group: Are they healthy?

  title={Characterization of a normal control group: Are they healthy?},
  author={Cheryl J. Aine and L. Sanfratello and John C. Adair and Janice E. Knoefel and C. Qualls and S. L. Lundy and Arvind Caprihan and D. Stone and Julia M. Stephen},
We examined the health of a control group (18-81years) in our aging study, which is similar to control groups used in other neuroimaging studies. The current study was motivated by our previous results showing that one third of the elder control group had moderate to severe white matter hyperintensities and/or cortical volume loss which correlated with poor performance on memory tasks. Therefore, we predicted that cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., hypertension, high cholesterol) within the… CONTINUE READING
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