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The Buzz on Resveratrol

The Buzz on Resveratrol

Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it?
What Is Resveratrol?
Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, red wine, purple grape

The MIND Diet: Easy-to-Follow Eating Plan Contributes to a Healthier Brain

The MIND Diet: Easy-to-Follow Eating Plan Contributes to a Healthier Brain

Are you looking for a diet that might help you preserve your brain function as you get older? Then you might consider following the so-called MIND diet. MIND stands for “Mediterranean-DASH diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.” It was developed by scientists who combined features from those healthy dietary patterns—the DASH

Brain Atrophy: Can  It Can Be Reversed?

Brain Atrophy: Can It Can Be Reversed?

The human brain is a truly remarkable and highly complex organ. Neurons are the brain cells that carry messages throughout the brain, nervous system, and body. It’s estimated that healthy adults have around 100 billion neurons, each connecting to 10,000 other neurons—an impressive network indeed!

Brain atrophy “is a common feature

How Supportive Social Networks Promote a Healthier Brain

You may feel happier and more relaxed when you’re out with friends or simply enjoying the company of a spouse or loved one. And along with boosting your mood, those good times may be providing some long-term benefits for your brain, too.

Research by Joel Salinas, MD, an investigator at Massachusetts

Research: Poor Fitness Associated With Brain Cell Damage

The amount of research supporting the link between physical fitness and better brain health continues to grow. In a study published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that the lower a person’s fitness level, the faster that person experiences deterioration of certain nerve fibers in the brain.

MCI Evaluation Helpful Once Symptoms Arise

When the early signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) start to appear, you should consider talking with your doctor about getting an evaluation of your cognitive health. Recently updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of MCI suggest that changes in memory and thinkings skills should be examined, and not

Take a Daily Walk for Better Brain Health

It’s an activity that most anyone can do, and it doesn’t matter where you do it—a treadmill, a seashore, a mall, or city street.Walking does your body and your brain good. But how far and for how long should you walk to experience better brain health? It doesn’t take much,

Adult ADHD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Adult ADHD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychological disorder marked by attentional issues, hyperactivity, and impulsivity behavior. It’s not confined to young people either; it can become a lifelong issue. So what’s the best way to pursue adult ADHD treatment?

First, a brief history of ADHD. In 1902, pediatrician George Still

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