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Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective.
Because symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and dementia don’t manifest until  years or decades after they

New Directions for AD Treatment—An Update

The search for ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been a long and arduous process. Although progress is being made in many areas, years of research still have not produced therapies that can stop or reverse the steady advance of this mind-wrecking neurodegenerative disease.

Yet scientists are accruing

Manage Your Cholesterol to Improve Your Heart Health

The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.

The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

How to Lower Cholesterol Naturally with Red Wine

Too much is a bad thing, but regularly drinking light to moderate amounts of red wine can help lower cholesterol naturally and improve cardiovascular health. What could be an easier or more enjoyable home remedy for high cholesterol?

Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation Damages the Heart

Inflammation is the body’s immune response to help us heal from injuries and infections. But sometimes, a low level of inflammation keeps hanging around, quietly damaging tissues. Chronic low-grade inflammation is thought to kick start atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque on artery walls, a key component of coronary artery disease

Brain Protein Tau Gets New Focus in AD Research

A novel scanning technique is being hailed as a major advance in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. A team of scientists led by neurologist Keith Johnson, MD, head of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Clinical Brain Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Service, is among the first to test a new imaging compound

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Kidney Diseases

For years, cholesterol was thought to be the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. However, new research has found direct links between gut bacteria and heart failure and chronic kidney disease.
The process involves two nutrients, choline (a component of lecithin, which is found in meat and eggs) and L-carnitine (found primarily

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