The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels
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Detoxification diets—lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks—are popular among celebrities who want to shed pounds or boost energy. These diets typically involve some kind of restricted eating regimen and sometimes require special supplements or products. With such a profile, it’s no wonder many people view the
Reseachers are hard at work trying to figure out what causes dementia. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), they are trying to learn the process associated with an Alzheimer’s cause. They are learning that there’s a multifactorial process associated with AD, triggered by a combination of environmental and genetic
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
When it comes to brain aging, it’s best not to take age-related cognitive decline sitting down. In fact, recent research suggests that swapping a sedentary lifestyle for one that includes regular moderate-to-vigorous exercise may be one of the best ways to slow brain aging among older adults.
In a study published
The brain ages, just as the rest of the body does. Signs of wear and tear usually begin to appear in middle age, and they affect all areas of the brain. In most of us, brain aging brings noticeable changes in mental functioning, the most common of which are a
The fountain of youth for your brain could very well be in your refrigerator. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that what you eat plays an important role in learning and memory as you age, as well as your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Take these five protective steps:
1. Pack in Phytonutrients.
When you’re desperate to drop a dress size (or two), it’s easy to latch onto inaccurate notions about what it takes to lose weight or to assume that what worked for your friend will work for you. The reality is that there’s no magic bullet for weight loss, and diets