The “Midlife Brain Plasticity: Exercise and Vascular Function” study is testing whether regular aerobic exercise improves brain health in middle-aged adults. The goal of this project is to determine the effects of regular aerobic exercise on cognitive performance as well as brain structure, function, and vascular function in middle-aged adults. To address this question, we are currently recruiting male and female endurance athletes aged 45-64 years.
Study participants may receive:
• Cognitive function assessment
• Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) test
• Brain MRI
• Cardiovascular health assessment
Qualifications of this research study are:
• Age between 45-64 years
• Endurance-trained males and females with a training history of ≥10 years
• No diabetes or smoking
• Pacemaker or other metal implant which precludes MRI
Please contact Taka Tarumi at 214-345-4670 or TakashiTarumi@texashealth.org if you have any questions/concerns, or are interested in participating.