Classroom 1504 at GIH or via Teams

E-PABS Thursday Seminar: Fitness and Brain Health – For Whom and When Is It Protective?

Welcome to a seminar where Elin Ekblom Bak and Camilla Wiklund summarize a research project that is in its final phase. They have studied how fitness in adolescence and adulthood affects brain health later in life.

About the seminar

Associate Professor Elin Ekblom Bak and postdoc Camilla Wiklund have worked together in a two-year project, in collaboration with other researchers at GIH and the University of Gothenburg. The aim and goal of the project was to increase the knowledge of how fitness in adolescence and adulthood, as well as changes in fitness during adulthood, are related to brain health later in life. Specifically, they wanted to find out for whom and when fitness is linked to brain health and how changes in fitness throughout life are linked to brain health outcomes.

The project consists of three sub-studies:

  1. The first study looks at the relationship between fitness in middle age and the development of depression later in life, as well as long-term sick leave and sickness compensation due to depression.
  2. The second study looks at the relationship between changes in fitness from adolescence and adulthood and the development of anxiety, depression, and stroke and vascular dementia.
  3. The third study looks at the relationship between fitness in adults and the development of dementia later in life.

In this seminar, the researchers summarize the results and lessons learned from the three sub-studies, as well as whether and in what way they achieved the goal set at the start of the project.

This is one of the first sub-projects within the E-PABS Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity and Brain Health.

Read more about the project Fitness in young and adulthood and brain health later in life

The seminar will be held in English and will be presented within the framework of the E-PABS Research Centre. Anyone with an interest in the area is welcome to participate. If you work outside GIH and are interested in participating, physically or digitally, please contact project coordinator Elisabeth Möller.

When: Thursday 22 February at 13.00-14.00
Where: Classroom 1504 at GIH or via Teams.


Last modified:13 Feb 2024