Eating fish may protect our brains from air pollution

Aug 11, 2020 by

The American Academy of Neurology reports that older women who eat one to two servings each week of baked or broiled shellfish or fish might be able to counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain thanks to...

read more

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may raise ADHD risk

Mar 19, 2020 by

If you or someone you love is pregnant, make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin D. New research from the University of Turku in Finland has found that the risk of ADHD is 34% higher in children if the...

read more

Sugar alters brain chemistry in just 12 days

Feb 4, 2020 by

A new study has found that sugar alters the reward-processing circuits of the brain to create an addiction similar to those with drugs. The study was done on minipigs and used PET imaging to examine the receptors in the...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more