“Skinny fat” linked to cognitive decline

Jul 30, 2018 by

A recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging found that obesity alone, sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) alone, or the two together can heighten the risk of cognitive function impairments later in life....

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The link between depression and cognitive decline

Jul 16, 2018 by

Research by psychologists at the University of Sussex have found substantial evidence of the link between depression and decreased cognitive function in the general population....

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How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

Jul 14, 2018 by

Exercise has long been tied to improved brain function in seniors, but there’s new evidence that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits as high-intensity exercises, as long as it’s done for at least 52 hours total...

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Research confirms that social interaction protects memory

Jul 12, 2018 by

Although memory has been previously tied to social interaction, a new study seems to confirm the theory that the more social interaction we experience as we age, the better our brains perform....

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A flexible aorta might slow brain aging

Jul 10, 2018 by

The lead author in a new study believes that a more elastic aorta protects cognitive function by decreasing the negative effects of excessive blood pressure on the brain....

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Our guts have a say in our spatial memory

Jul 8, 2018 by

The largest nerve in the autonomic nervous system, the vagus nerve, is now believed to send signals to the hippocampus, where memory formation and recall take place. It’s theorized that this comes from an animals’ need to remember their...

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Glial cells play active role in memory and learning

Jul 6, 2018 by

Also called “astrocytes” because they are shaped like stars, glial cells prune unwanted synapses in the brain to manage the limited space in the hippocampus....

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