Oral #28: Gauri Garg – Physical Activity and Nutrition with White Matter Hyperintensity Disease

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Faculty mentor: Adam de Havenon

White matter hyperintensities, or lesions in the innermost regions of the brain, are linked to cerebral small vessel disease and occur by demyelination and axonal damage of neurons in the white matter area of the brain. They are linked to dementia, stroke, and other cognitive impairments. In this project, I am looking to see if there is a correlation between an individuals level of physical activity and diet with the extend of white matter hyperintensity disease on a brain MRI.

Watch my research presentation below.
Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1271653@utah.edu

View my Presentation Slides HERE

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