Dr. Kan Ding studies how exercise can protect against weak brain fiber, Alzheimer's risk

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Brain imaging shows yellow and reddish pixels representing areas where the functionality of white matter is associated with higher fitness levels.

Dr. Kan Ding is the lead author on a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that found more evidence that exercise improves brain health.

Dr. Ding, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics, examined patients at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease who have early signs of mild cognitive impairment. It was determined that lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels were associated with weaker white matter, which correlated with lower brain function. Read the full story.