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  • Study links cardiorespiratory fitness, thinner gray matter and better math skills in kids

    Postdoctoral researcher Laura Chaddock-Heyman, U. of I. kinesiology and community health professor Charles Hillman and their colleagues found that higher-fit kids had thinner gray matter and better mathematics achievement than their lower-fit peers.

    Postdoctoral researcher Laura Chaddock-Heyman, U. of I. kinesiology and community health professor Charles Hillman and their colleagues found that higher-fit kids had thinner gray matter and better mathematics achievement than their lower-fit peers.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Laura Chaddock-Heyman, call 217-300-0746; email lchaddo2@illinois.edu.
    To reach Charles Hillman, call 217-244-2663; email chhillma@illinois.edu.
    To reach Art Kramer, call 217-244-8373; email a-kramer@illinois.edu.

    “The role of aerobic fitness in cortical thickness and mathematics achievement in preadolescent children” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.