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'Aerobically fit' kids have more compact brain white-matter

WASHINGTON - Kids who are aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit, a new study has revealed.


According to the study, significant fitness-related differences in the integrity of several white-matter tracts in the brain: the corpus callosum, which connects the brain's left and right hemispheres; the superior longitudinal fasciculus, a pair of structures that connect the frontal and parietal lobes; and the superior corona radiata, which connect the cerebral cortex to the brain stem, Daily Mail reported.


Laura Chaddock Heyman from University of Illinois said that previous studies suggest that children with higher levels of aerobic fitness show greater brain volumes in gray-matter brain regions important for memory and learning.


 

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