Heavy metal exposure combined with Alzheimer’s gene may impair cognition...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Researchers from the environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health study’s mice to see what could trigger the symptoms of cognitive decline. They found that heavy metal exposure to cadmium, combined with...

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Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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Childhood cognition may predict dementia risk later in life

Dec 27, 2019 by

Researchers looked at 502 people born in the same week in 1946 who had taken cognitive tests at age 8 and again at ages 69-71. They found that childhood cognition was a good predictor of dementia later in life,...

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Diets high in salt may promote cognitive decline

Dec 17, 2019 by

How could a diet high in salt promote cognitive decline? According to new research, it destabilizes levels of the protein tau, which is the hallmark of dementia. In a new study on mice, scientists found that a high-salt diet...

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Extra virgin olive oil may protect against dementias

Dec 5, 2019 by

A new study on mice, scientists found that a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil appears to prevent the toxic accumulation of the protein tau. Tau is the hallmark of multiple types of dementia. In addition, brain tissue...

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Board games appear to stave off cognitive decline

Dec 2, 2019 by

New research from the University of Edinburgh found that people who play more non-digital games in their 70s were more likely to maintain healthy cognitive function in their older years. This was even after accounting for confounding factors, such...

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CTE Risk, Severity Increases With Years Playing Football

Nov 12, 2019 by

New research from Boston University School of Medicine has found that the risk and severity of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) increases with every year of football played. The study was published in Annals of Neurology....

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