Tag: the aging brain

9. Hydration and Healthy Beverages

Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet

New Evidence of Brain Benefits from Following a Mediterranean-Style Diet

A newly published followup to findings from a study of the so-called Mediterranean diet adds to the evidence that such an eating pattern, especially when it includes nuts and olive oil, may help protect the aging brain. Results from a subgroup of the Spanish PREDIMED study showed that those assigned

2. Brain-Healthy Dietary Patterns

When the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released in January 2016, they earned headlines for their focus on added sugars and relaxed view of dietary fat. But the most important point of the updated DGAs was often overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: Healthy eating is more

The REST Protein—Major Player in AD?

New research by Harvard scientists has galvanized the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research community, with findings that suggest that a protein called repressor element 1-silencing transcription factor (REST)—once thought to be active only in the fetal brain—may in fact play a vital role in protecting the aging brain from AD.

The headline-making

Heart-Healthy Walnuts

The Folklore
Walnuts are one of the oldest tree foods known to man, cultivated as early as 7,000 B.C. Often called the “Persian walnut,” since it’s believed they came from ancient Persia, it soon gained the moniker “English walnut” due to English merchant mariners trading it around the world. Ancient Greeks

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