LearningRx reviews study on Alzheimer’s and fatty acids...

Jul 16, 2017 by

An international research team has found that six unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) found in the middle frontal and inferior temporal gyri correlate with Alzheimer’s disease. The scientists aren’t sure if the UFAs cause Alzheimer’s or the other way around....

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LearningRx reviews study on sleep and dementia

Jul 14, 2017 by

A large-scale study from researchers at the Boston School of Medicine found that sleeping nine hours or more is linked to a greater risk of dementia. Education also plays a role, as being highly educated appeared to protect against dementia in the presence of long sleep duration....

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LearningRx reviews study on slowing Alzheimer’s progression...

Jul 12, 2017 by

Scientists may have a new way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s: by inhibiting an interaction between two specific proteins. The process may also help slow the progression of other neurodegenerative diseases....

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Caffeine may ward off dementia by boosting protective enzyme

Jul 10, 2017 by

Indiana University researchers have discovered that caffeine and 23 other compounds boost the production of an enzyme referred to as NMNAT2, which may block processes associated with the development of dementia....

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LearningRx reviews study on dementia and blood pressure

Jul 4, 2017 by

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who experience sudden drops in blood pressure are 40 percent more likely to have dementia. They also had 15 percent more cognitive decline....

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Common genetic variant may age the brain

Jun 30, 2017 by

Researchers have discovered that older adults who have two “bad” copies of a particular gene—TMEM106B‑‑show greater aging in the frontal cortex compared to their peers who have two “normal” copies of the gene....

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LearningRx reviews study on dementia, selenium and Vitamin E

Jun 26, 2017 by

New research from the University of Kentucky tested the effects of vitamin E and selenium on aging men but found no evidence to support theories that they have therapeutic value for preventing dementia....

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