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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Habitual Tea Drinking Makes the Brain More Efficient

Oct 31, 2019 by

Researchers recruited health participants and looked at their tea-drinking habits to determine if consuming tea had any effect on functional and/or structural networks in the brain. They found that although there were no significant effects on the hemispheric asymmetry...

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Blood Thinner May Delay Alzheimer’s

Oct 31, 2019 by

A team of investigators from New York and Span found than an existing blood thinner may help delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was done on mice but the scientists found that that just one year’s treatment...

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Slow Walkers Have Older Brain and Bodies at 45

Oct 29, 2019 by

Your walking speed at age 45 can serve as a marker for accelerating aging. In fact, researcher found that people who walk slowly at age 45 also tended to have worse teeth, lungs and immune systems than their age-similar...

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Sudokus and Crosswords Sharpen the Brain for Adults 50 and Over...

Jun 6, 2019 by

Research on more than 19,000 participants found that the more regularly adults 50 and over did Sudoku and crosswords, the better than brain function. The results were published in two linked papers in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry....

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Brain Changes May Occur 34 Years Before Alzheimer’s Symptoms...

May 25, 2019 by

There’s new evidence that changes in the brain’s anatomy and neurochemistry can occur decades before any symptoms of Alzheimer’s actually appear. The study on the brain’s “changepoints” in Alzheimer’s was published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience....

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