Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis Possible with Synapse DiscoverySynaptic levels of NCAM2, a key protein, were lower in brains affected by Alzheimer’s
Scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia studied brain protein called neural cell adhesion molecule 2 (NCAM2). NCAM2 is part of a family of molecules that ...More »
“B”eat DepressionVitamin B12 and folate may work synergistically with antidepressant medication.
Essential for mental and emotional well-being, B-complex vitamins must be replenished to the body on a daily basis. Osvaldo Almeida, from the University of Western Australia (Australia), and colleagues enrolled ...More »
Sugar Triggers Memory Problems and NeuroinflammationSugar consumption triggers memory problems and brain inflammation in rats.
Results of a study conducted at the University of Southern California (USC) has shown that adolescent rats that freely consumed large quantities of liquid solutions containing sugar or high-fructose corn ...More »
Take a Break for Learning's SakeMental rest and reflection help to enhance later learning.
Contrary to popular behavior, information cramming may not be the best approach to learning. Quite to the contrary, brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect ...More »
A Toast for MemoryModest alcohol consumption may enhance episodic memory, among otherwise healthy men and women in their 60s and older.
Previous data from animal studies suggest that modest alcohol consumption may raise the volume of the brain’s hippocampus – the region involved in episodic memory, by promoting generation of new ...More »
Nature Walks Nurture Well-BeingWhen enjoyed as a group activity, a walk in the woods helps to lower depression, enhance mood, and reduce stress.
As an inexpensive, accessible form of exercise, walking – when done in as a group activity and in a nature setting, may be an under-recognized approach to revitalize mental health. Melissa ...More »
Protein May Moderate Blood PressureDiet rich in protein foods may help to lower elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
One of the most common risk factors of stroke and an accelerator of multiple forms of heart disease, especially when paired with excess body weight, high blood pressure (hypertension) is ...More »
Pycnogenol and Selenium interview with Dr PasswaterMarlene Prendeville’s interview at the A4M Expo following her meeting with Dr Richard Passwater Ph.D. Director, Selenium Nutritional Research Center
Marlene Prendeville met Dr Richard Passwater Ph.D. Director, Selenium Nutritional Research Center at the A4M Winter 2014 expo and conference in Las Vegas and requested his thoughts on Pycnogenol ...More »
Skirt Size Increase Linked to Postmenopausal Breast CancerWomen who go up a skirt size after the age of 25 are at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Going up a skirt size in middle-age can significantly increase the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to new research. Researchers from the Universities of London and Manchester (UK) examined ...More »
Conference Review: Exponential Medicine 2015Highlights from Exponential Medicine 2015, November, Del Coronado Hotel San Diego
I was fortunate to attend this most unusual event recently. The meeting is intended for physicians, basic science researchers, academics, industry, and anyone interested in what medicine will look like ...More »
Is it Lewy Body Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?LBD is frequently unrecognized and misdiagnosed
Lewy body dementia, or LBS, affects 1.4 million million people in the United States, usually after the age of 50. It is frequently misdiagnosed, largely due to the fact ...More »
Yogurt Protects Against Dietary ToxinsRich in probiotics, yogurt may reduce the uptake of food-based heavy metals and toxins.
In many developing nations, environmental toxin exposure can occur via dietary sources. JR Mwanga, from the National Institute for Medical Research (Tanzania), and colleagues report that probiotic-rich yogurt may reduce ...More »
23rd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging MedicineTransition to a higher standard of medicine that incorporates solid science and emerging technology
The 23rd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine offers unique clinical approaches that promote disease prevention and lifestyle management. Attendees will have access to unparalleled content, ground-breaking research and valuable ...More »
Big Health Payoff for Lifelong Fitness CommitmentThere are 3 elements of an effective fitness regimen to prevent bone and muscle deterioration, injury, and disease.
While it has been thought that aging causes an inevitable deterioration of the body and its ability to function, as well as increased rates of related injuries and diseases, emerging ...More »
Two Foods Boost Cell Processes for LongevitySulforaphane in broccoli, and quercetin in onions, raise levels of Nrf2 – a protein necessary for cellular health.
The protein known as Nrf2 plays a key role in cell health. When Nrf2 is exposed to threats, it oscillates faster and activates an increase in the cell's defense ...More »
One Night of Sleep Deprivation Causes Insulin ResistanceA single night of inadequate sleep could equal six months on a high-fat diet (canine model)
Demonstrating once again the importance of a good night's sleep, new research has found that a six-month high-fat diet and one night of sleep deprivation could both impair insulin ...More »
Daily Dose of Coconut Oil Generates Powerful Health BenefitsRecent study shows that just one tablespoon of coconut oil daily could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular health
Coconut oil has previously been thought of as a “bad fat”, as it contains saturated fatty acids. Recent studies have shown that natural sources of saturated fats are actually not ...More »
Anti-Aging = Pro-CognitionFive-element program may protect memory and attention skills as we age.
Tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle may help people to retain cognitive functions as they age. Korean researchers completed a study assessing 460 community-residing seniors, ages 60 and older. Participants were ...More »
Blood Type & Memory Loss LinkedPeople with AB blood may be more likely to develop the thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia.
Previous studies suggested that people with type O blood have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, factors that can increase the risk of memory loss and dementia. AB ...More »
Loss of Smell a Strong Predictor of DeathA loss of smell is a strong predictor of death within 5-years for older adults.
Research has revealed that olfactory dysfunction – losing the ability to identify scents – is a strong predictor of death in older adults. In the first-wave of the study Jayant M. Pinto ...More »
Cancer Drug Enables Parkinson's Patients to Walk AgainDrug may be the first treatment to reverse Parkinson's disease
The drug nilotinib, which is already approved to treat cancer, appears to also directly target the causes of Parkinson’s disease. “We’ve seen patients at end stages of the ...More »
Sweet Way to Stave Off DiabetesContaining 43 mg of magnesium per ounce, dark chocolate may reduce a person’s risk of diabetes.
Consuming ample magnesium via dietary sources may reduce a person’s risk of diabetes, especially for those who may be exhibiting metabolic impairments. Adela Hruby, from Tufts University (Massachusetts, USA ...More »
Sitting AntidoteWomen who sit, but don’t sit still, may be at reduced risk of death.
Movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health effects of sitting for extended periods of time. Janet Cade, from the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), and colleagues collected over ...More »
Cancer Potential of Personal ElectronicsSmartphones, tablets, and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users' exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths.
An often under-recognized health concern, incidences of skin cancer have been on the rise. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure has been associated with approximately 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers. Most often ...More »
Swim SmartsWearable technology aims to improve sports performance.
In cooperation with Finland's national swimming team and archery association, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed wearable technology for improving sports performance. Wearable sensors can be attached ...More »
Predicting Cognitive “D”eclineLow vitamin D status is linked to faster rates of cognitive decline.
A number of previous studies suggest that Vitamin D deficiency associates with brain structural abnormalities and cognitive impairments. Joshua Miller, from the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (New ...More »
Adequate Antixoxidants for Anti-AgingSupplementation of antioxidant vitamins and minerals may exert beneficial cardiometabolic effects, among men.
A long-term study reaffirms the effects of antioxidants for health and aging. Karen Assmann, from Universite Paris (France), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 3,726 men and women enrolled ...More »
A Multipurposing MultinationalNestle expands its investment in nutritional therapies; and collaborates on an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnostic test.
Nestle, the company best known for its chocolate and confectionery brands, has announced that its Health Science division – formed in 2011, is expanding its investment in nutritional therapies. Aiming to ...More »
Bone-Building Benefits of Growth HormoneLong-term study shows benefits of growth hormone therapy for bone density persist for years, among postmenopausal women.
A progressive condition that causes bones to weaken, osteoporosis is a common experience-among postmenopausal women. Emily Krantz, from Sodra Alvsborgs Hospital (Sweden), and colleagues completed a decade-long study of growth ...More »
Novel Protein Network Contributes to Aging ProcessResearchers elucidate the biochemical process by which telomeres shorten over time (yeast model).
Telomeres are the end caps of chromosomes, protecting the DNA complexes from deterioration during cell division. Telomere shortening is considered a marker of cellular aging, and prematurely shortened telomeres have ...More »
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Daily Dose of Coconut Oil Generates Powerful Health Benefits
Recent study shows that just one tablespoon of coconut oil daily could promote weight loss and improve cardiovascular healthRead the full article »
Predicting Cognitive “D”ecline
Low vitamin D status is linked to faster rates of cognitive decline.Read the full article »
Preserving Muscle in Menopause
Taking vitamin D supplements can help to increase muscle strength and reduce the loss of muscle mass in women long after menopause.Read the full article »
Trial Studies Effects of Resveratrol on Alzheimer’s Patients
Results showed that treatment with increasing doses of resveratrol prevented a decline in amyloid-beta40 (Abeta40) levels in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.Read the full article »
Vital Muscle Vitamin
Dietary supplementation of Vitamin D may enhance muscle strength, among young healthy adults.Read the full article »
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