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"Lifestyle Leaves Traces in the Brain"

Jülich, 19 February 2019 – Exercising is healthy while the consumption of alcohol and tobacco is not – the majority of people are aware of this nowadays. In a recent study, Jülich researchers show how strongly a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle is reflected in the brain. The brain also reveals, with surprising accuracy, the degree to which an individual is integrated in their social environment. The findings were published in the renowned journal Nature Communications in early February.

Original publication:

Nora Bittner, Christiane Jockwitz, Thomas W. Mühleisen, Felix Hoffstaedter, Simon B. Eickhoff, Susanne Moebus, Ute J. Bayen, Sven Cichon, Karl Zilles, Katrin Amunts & Svenja Caspers
Combining lifestyle risks to disentangle brain structure and functional connectivity differences in older adults
Nature Communications (published online 6 February 2019),
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08500-x

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Prof. Svenja Caspers
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Nora Bittner
Institute for Neurosciences and Medicine (INM-1)
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