Staff Profile
Yasuyuki Taki
Yasuyuki Taki
Name
Yasuyuki Taki, MD PhD
Affiliation
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Devision of Meidcal Neuroimaging Analysis Department of Community Medical Supports Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization Tohoku University
Research Theme
  • Correlation among brain gray and white matter volumes, age, lifestyle, and genetic factors using large brain MRI database
Research topics
  • Correlations between brain gray matter and white matter volumes and age.
  • Correlation between gray matter volume and obesity
  • Correlation between gray matter volume and alcohol drinking
  • Correlation between gray matter volume and several cognitive abilities
Selected publications
1. Taki Y. Kinomura S. Sato K. Inoue K. Goto R. Okada K. Uchida S. Kawashima R. Fukuda H.
"Relationship between body mass index and gray matter volumes in 1428 healthy individuals."
Obesity. 2008;16:119-124.
2. Taki Y. Kinomura S. Sato K. Goto R. Inoue K. Okada K. Ono S. Kawashima R. Fukuda H.
"Both Global Gray Matter Volume and Regional Gray Matter Volume Negatively Correlate with Lifetime Alcohol Intake in Non Alcohol-Dependent Japanese Men: A Volumetric Analysis and a Voxel-Based Morphometry."
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006;30:1045-1050.
3. Taki Y. Kinomura S. Awata S. Inoue K. Sato K. Ito H. Goto R. Uchida S. Tsuji I. Arai H. Kawashima R. Fukuda H.
"Male elderly subthreshold depression patients have smaller volume of medial part of prefrontal cortex and precentral gyrus compared with age-matched normal subjects: A voxel-based morphometry."
J Affect Disord. 2005;88:313-320.
4. Taki Y. Goto R. Evans A. Zijdenbos A. Neelin P. Lerch J. Sato K. Ono S. Kinomura S. Nakagawa M. Sugiura M. Watanabe J. Kawashima R.Fukuda H.
"Voxel-based morphometry of human brain with age and cerebrovascular risk factors."
Neurobiol Aging. 2004;25:455-463.