If you were to look only at the record of pharmaceutical interventions against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, the picture would be bleak. “’The history of the results of clinical trials has been a history of disappointment,” says Keith Fargo, PhD, director of scientific programs and outreach for
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Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively common complication of diabetes. Some 60 to 70 percent of all people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy in their lifetime.
While the reason this happens isn’t fully understood, researchers think that blood glucose affects how nerves transmit signals in the body and also damages
Multiple sclerosis (MS) disrupts communication between the brain, nerves, muscles and other parts of the body. It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—the protective covering around some nerve cells which speeds transmission of nerve signals. This results in slowing of nerve impulses and
Gout and Cardiovascular Disease.
Both gout and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are conditions characterized by hyperuricemia, or heightened levels of uric acid. However, relatively little is known about the link between CVD and hyperuricemia. Researchers concluded that CVD in gout patients might serve as a clinical marker of the need for gout
There is surprising good news about the brain and degenerative diseases that can affect it: Predictions that rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will explode as the nation’s population ages may have been too pessimistic. According to a study published in 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine, rates of dementia
Q: Why is consuming flaxseed so beneficial for the brain?
A: Flaxseed, also called linseed, provides the brain with powerful antioxidants, along with the essential polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fats, which help build cell membranes throughout the body and must be derived from the diet. These fats comprise a high proportion
When it comes to ensuring a fit and functioning brain, cholesterol is an essential compound, but a complex one as well. The waxy fat-like substance comes in two forms whose interaction needs to be carefully balanced in order to ensure maximum health. Cholesterol is a key component of cellular membranes
When it comes to ensuring a fit and functioning brain, cholesterol is an essential compound, but a complex one as well. The waxy fat-like substance comes in two forms whose interaction needs to be carefully balanced in order to ensure maximum health.
Cholesterol is a key component of cellular membranes and
Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.
Loss of hearing
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection
Brown Fat vs. White Fat.
Brown fat cells burn energy at a much higher rate than white fat. A new study at the Technical University of Munich shows that humans have three times more brown body fat (adipose tissue) than originally thought. As a result, there is great interest in drugs