The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to “brain vitamins” to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at
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Most of the time, memory blips are due to normal age-related changes, but sometimes memory complaints can herald the development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI)—a stage of memory loss that represents the first signs of dementia in many individuals. Taking a memory loss test can help determine whether you or
Q. I’ve been suffering from red, watery, itchy eyes ever since I unpacked several cartons of old books. Is this an eye infection, and if so, what can I do about it?
A. First, it’s important not to self-treat your condition. Your eyes are too valuable to treat with home remedies.
Eating chocolate used to be considered unhealthy; but recent discoveries show dark chocolate isn’t unhealthy at all. In fact, chocolate benefits are so substantial it is being called the latest “brain food.”
Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
While we’re waiting for scientists to locate just the right drugs to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, there are positive and active steps everyone can take right now. One message from research is that exercise, a healthy diet, mental stimulation, and social interaction may help preserve brain function longer. Because
Avoid Trans Fats to Protect Your Memory
If you want to keep your memory fit and agile, you’d do best to shun foods with trans fats. That’s the conclusion suggested by a new study involving about 1,000 healthy men ages 20 and older that linked consumption of the artery-clogging fats found
Supplement Risks May Outweigh Benefits
Too little calcium and vitamin D raise the risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which raises fracture risk. However, the calcium supplements many postmenopausal women take to boost bone strength have been linked to a higher risk for heart attack and stroke, according to recent research
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
Ask the Doctor: What causes giant cell arteritis?
Q. I recently developed pain in my temples and parts of my scalp, along with occasional blurred vision. My doctor tells me I have giant cell arteritis, which can lead to blindness and stroke if not treated. What causes this condition?
A. Giant cell