MAK­ING A CON­NEC­TION

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - Health News -

As we get older, it’s our white mat­ter that de­creases rapidly, not our grey mat­ter, ac­cord­ing to a new study. The re­search found a 32 per cent loss in white mat­ter vol­ume – the con­nect­ing fi­bres that trans­mit in­for­ma­tion – but only a five per cent loss in grey mat­ter vol­ume (where neu­rons re­side). Pro­fes­sor Peter Schofield, CEO of the Prince of Wales Med­i­cal Re­search In­sti­tute in NSW, says the re­search re­verses cur­rent think­ing about the age­ing process.

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