Northwestern University

Feb
9
Fri 11:00 AM

Cardiovascular Epidemiology Seminar Series

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Stamler Conference Room, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alejandra Povedano   312.503.6579

Group: Department of Preventive Medicine

Category: Academic

Description:

Medial prefrontal cortex local connectivity associated with executive functioning in middle aged adults at risk for cardiovascular disease with Lisanne Jenkins

Midlife cardiovascular risk factors are associated with cognitive decline, structural brain changes and development of dementia. Less is known about the impact of these risk factors on functional brain changes, which often precede structural and clinical changes. We examined resting state functional connectivity in middle aged adults with risk for cardiovascular disease, and found that better executive functioning predicted increased local connectivity of the medial prefrontal cortex and regions involved in inhibitory control.

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