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Green, leafy veggies slow age-related cognitive decline, making brains 11 years younger

4/23/2015 - A diet rich in green, leafy vegetables could dramatically slow age-related cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rush University Medical Center and presented on March 30 at the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting in Boston. The researchers found that much of the protective...

Carrots contain compounds that boost vision, prevent cognitive decline and more

6/29/2014 - The carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but has been cultivated worldwide for over 2,000 years. It bears a crunchy taproot that is usually orange in color, but can also be purple, red, white or yellow. These taproots are commonly incorporated into salads, cooked meals and even beverages. Carrots...

Alzheimer's, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disease linked to too much toxic 'free copper' in blood

2/20/2014 - Copper is an essential dietary mineral that must be maintained at levels that are in proper balance with other essential dietary minerals like zinc. But having too much "free copper," also known as bio-unavailable copper, circulating in the blood may indicate, or even be the cause of, some serious health...

Consuming chlorella helps reduce oxidative stress, prevent cognitive decline

10/23/2013 - It is very easy to consume toxins on a daily basis. While some have given up, claiming that "we're all going to die some day," there are others who want to be alive and toxin-free, breathing strong today. Environmental pollution is a silent killer, seeping into humans and breaking down immune systems...

Vitamin B-12 deficiency signals cognitive decline and dementia risk in elderly

1/11/2013 - Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Many forward thinking practitioners and alternative health...

Berry consumption linked to lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly

11/22/2012 - Incidence of cognitive decline leading to dementia and Alzheimer's disease is rising at unprecedented levels among those aged 65 and older. Many people fear the myriad of memory-robbing forms of dementia more than a diagnosis of cancer. Blueberries and strawberries, which are high in flavonoids that...

Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease progression

9/3/2012 - As obesity rates continue to soar among all age groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed that risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and dementia...

Overeating doubles risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age

2/23/2012 - Compelling research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting to explain how overeating may double the risk of memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people aged 70 and older. Cognitive decline threatens the very nature of who we are and how we interact...

Green tea helps maintain functional ability and prevent cognitive decline as we age

2/12/2012 - Green tea has long been hailed as a cardio-protective beverage due to its ability to lower levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol, an established heart disease risk factor. It has also been shown to promote brain health because the active compound, EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) freely crosses the blood-brain...

Blood pressure control is essential to minimize stroke risk and avert memory decline

11/17/2011 - Researchers reporting in the journal Neurology have found that elevated blood pressure as we age contributes to stroke risk and memory loss associated with cognitive decline. Stroke is the fourth leading killer of adults in the US, and loss of cognitive abilities leading to dementia ranks in the Top...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cognitive decline, increased risk of Alzheimer`s disease

12/14/2010 - Health conscious individuals understand the importance of maintaining proper vitamin D blood levels to dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer and many autoimmune conditions. Researchers have now made an important connection between vitamin D status and advancing degrees...

Tea consumption slows cognitive decline in older adults

10/25/2010 - Older adults who drink tea regularly experience significantly less cognitive decline than adults of the same age who do not drink tea, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Washington and presented at the Alzheimer's Association's...

Grape Seed Extract May Reduce Cognitive Decline of Alzheimer's Disease

9/10/2008 - A compound found in grape seed extract reduces plaque formation and resulting cognitive impairment in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows. The study appears in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Lead study author Giulio Pasinetti, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai School...

High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults (press release)

10/10/2006 - Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Although...

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