Cross-sectional and longitudinal association of body mass index and brain volume.

  title={Cross-sectional and longitudinal association of body mass index and brain volume.},
  author={Jennifer F Bobb and Brian S. Schwartz and Christos Davatzikos and Brian Caffo},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={35 1},
Although a link between body mass index (BMI) and brain volume has been established in several cross-sectional studies, evidence of the association between change in BMI over time and changes in brain structure is limited. Using data from a cohort of 347 former lead workers and community controls with two magnetic resonance imaging scans over a period of ~5 years, we estimated cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of BMI and brain volume using both region of interest (ROI) and voxel… CONTINUE READING
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