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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Food Comas May Help Preserve Long-term Memory

Nov 5, 2019 by

Although most of us probably think of food comas as something that shuts down our brain, new research from New York University has found that food comas may actually help us to form long-term memories....

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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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