Tag: dementia research

Q&A: Seafood; Soy; Pill Timing; Supplements

Q. You frequently emphasize the importance of fish in one’s diet. I eat little fish but do eat significant amounts of shrimp and crabmeat. Does this qualify?
A. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans made this distinction: “Seafood is a large category of marine animals that live in the sea and in freshwater

Newsbriefs: Obesity; Alzheimer’s; Pain Meds; Statin Alternative

Big waistline increases risk of sudden death.
Obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death (SCD), a fatal malfunction of the heart’s electrical system, in middle-aged adults. An analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study published online November 19, 2014 in Heart found that SCD occurred

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is turning into a true epidemic. Today, more than 5 million Americans live with the effects of this disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and the numbers are climbing. By 2050, nearly 14 million people over age 65 will have developed Alzheimer’s. The cost of caring for

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

Having an occasional memory lapse or fuzzy memory is normal, especially as you age. Most of the time, memory blips are due to typical age-related changes. Yet sometimes, memory complaints can herald cognitive changes to come.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, people in their 70s who complained of

Air Pollution Linked to Brain Ills

Researchers have recently linked air pollution, long recognized as a cause of respiratory and car-diovascular disease, with harm to the brain, as well.

An extensive review published January 2014 in the journal Biomedical Research International examined research conducted over the last 10 years into the effects of pollution on the brain.

Your Brain Can Benefit From Regular Exercise

A new study suggests that physical activity you might not think of as exercise can improve brain volume and reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Other recent research suggests that seniors who exercise regularly may retain a higher level of mental function compared with seniors who take

Newsbriefs: Diabetes; Spice; Inflammation

Diabetes With Advanced Complications Can Lead to Dementia
People with diabetes who suffer from advanced diabetic complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, and decreased blood flow in limbs (that can lead to amputation), are at greater risk of dementia as they age, according to a new, 12-year study published in the

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Dementia

Practicing Tai Chi Can Reduce Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors
Women who have had breast cancer can protect themselves from inflammation and possible recurrence through the Chinese practice of tai chi, according to a study from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Previous research has found that women who were diagnosed

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