Alzheimers

Mental health: the nutritional links

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority had high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but low levels of healthy omega-3 [...]

Mental health: the nutritional links 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Copper eases toll of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain disorder characterized by progressive loss of cognitive abilities. Increasing evidence suggests the mineral copper may be associated with the progression of the disease. In a study from Saarland University in Germany, researchers compared the copper levels and cognitive abilities of 32 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Their analysis [...]

Copper eases toll of Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s

Why are the rates of Alzheimer’s disease in India among the world’s lowest? It may be the curry, a food staple in India, suggest researchers. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, will be investigated further for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease after tests on mice found it can block and break up [...]

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s

Why are the rates of Alzheimer’s disease in India among the world’s lowest? It may be the curry, a food staple in India, suggest researchers. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, will be investigated further for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer’s disease after tests on mice found it can block and break up [...]

Spice for the Mind? Curry ingredient studied for potential in Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:53:00+00:00

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin

Preliminary research seems hopeful that a common curry spice may help decrease plaque build-up in the brain, one of the leading factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s involves the accumulation of a substance called amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), as well as oxidative damage and inflammation. Alzheimer’s risk is reduced with the increased intake of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory [...]

Alzheimer’s helped with curcumin 2015-09-09T13:50:26+00:00

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases 2018-02-15T15:53:09+00:00

Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall

A team of researchers found that green and black tea inhibit the activity of certain enzymes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may lead to the development of a new treatment for a disease that affects an estimated ten million people worldwide. The research team from Newcastle University's Medicinal Plant [...]

Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Memory Test: Ginkgo trial will look at benefit for early dementia

UK Researchers at the Imperial College London and St Mary's Hospital are set to explore the effectiveness of gingko as a treatment for early dementia. The study of 250 patients aged over 55 will seek to find out whether GPs can help patients by prescribing the supplement to those with memory loss, one of the [...]

Memory Test: Ginkgo trial will look at benefit for early dementia 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

Sage helps menopause and memory

Menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, night sweating, dizziness, headaches and palpitations. These symptoms reflect the body’s efforts to adapt to estrogen deprivation. In a study at the Universita degli Studi-Siena in Italy, researchers studied the effects of sage and alfalfa in the treatment of hot flashes in 30 menopausal women. After three months of [...]

Sage helps menopause and memory 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

B-vitamin cuts Alzheimer’s risk

Vitamin B-3 (niacin) may protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and the cognitive decline associated with aging, say researchers who studied almost 4,000 people aged 65 and older. Dietary questionnaires revealed that those with the lowest intake of niacin (an average of 12.6 mg/day) were 80% more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease [...]

B-vitamin cuts Alzheimer’s risk 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

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