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Why do women have more white matter hyperintensities? Sex differences in the extent, aetiology and consequences of leukoaraiosis

Sachdev, Perminder; Parslow, Ruth; Wen, Wei; Easteal, Simon; Anstey, Kaarin


Unlike other age-related brain changes, white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are reported to be more severe in older women than men. This study examined a large epidemiological sample of middle-aged individuals to determine sex differences in WMHs, and investigated their differential functional consequences and aetiological factors to explain the sex differences.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Conference presentation
Source: Annals of General Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1744-859X-5-S1-S313


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