Alzheimers

Better Brains: DHA protects against Alzheimer’s

UCLA neuroscientists have shown for the first time that a diet high in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The new research suggests that a DHA-rich diet may lower one's risk of Alzheimer's disease and may help slow progression of the [...]

Better Brains: DHA protects against Alzheimer’s 2019-01-09T14:48:23+00:00

B for the Brain: B-12 linked to risk for memory problems among elderly

Among healthy people over the age of 75 who have the genotype associated with higher risk for Alzheimer’s, low levels of vitamin B-12 are associated with significantly worse performance on memory tests. Scientists already knew of a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer’s disease, and that low levels of two B vitamins — B-12 and folic acid [...]

B for the Brain: B-12 linked to risk for memory problems among elderly 2019-01-09T14:48:23+00:00

B-3 and the Brain: Niacin may cut risk of Alzheimer’s

Dietary niacin (vitamin B-3 ) may protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and the cognitive decline associated with ageing in older people, suggests new research. Rich sources of niacin include lean meat, fish, legumes, nuts, dairy products, enriched grains and cereals, and coffee and tea. The researchers base their findings on almost 4,000 people [...]

B-3 and the Brain: Niacin may cut risk of Alzheimer’s 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

Apple a Day for Healthy Brain: Quercetin appears to protect cells from damage

A group of phytonutrients in apples could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism, according to two new studies from Cornell University food scientists. The studies show that the chemical quercetin appears to be largely responsible for protecting rat brain cells when assaulted by free [...]

Apple a Day for Healthy Brain: Quercetin appears to protect cells from damage 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

And the Winners Are… USDA study ranks high-antioxidant foods

Artichokes and beans may not be at the top of your list of favourite foods, but when it comes to antioxidants, these veggies earn a coveted place. They are among a growing variety of foods found to contain surprisingly high levels of these disease-fighting compounds, according to a new USDA study. Researchers say it is [...]

And the Winners Are… USDA study ranks high-antioxidant foods 2019-01-09T14:48:24+00:00

Alzheimer’s Answer? Vitamins E and C make a powerful combo

Elderly persons who take individual vitamin E and C supplements together may reduce their risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to researchers. Previous studies have shown that antioxidant vitamins may protect the brain against damage caused by free radicals and other reactive oxygen species – molecular by-products of basic cellular metabolism. Neurons are especially sensitive [...]

Alzheimer’s Answer? Vitamins E and C make a powerful combo 2019-01-09T14:48:24+00:00

Action and Antioxidants to help avoid Alzheimer’s

Our improved understanding of how to maintain normal brain health is providing tantalizing clues about what may prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to Marilyn Albert, PhD, a leading authority on risk factors and AD. "The normal aging of the brain is very different from what happens in AD,” she [...]

Action and Antioxidants to help avoid Alzheimer’s 2019-01-09T14:48:24+00:00

Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E: Vitamin/drug combo appears to slow progression

Combining vitamin E and a drug used to treat mild to moderate dementia may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Researchers at Ohio State University found that after just a year of treatment with vitamin E and the drug donepezil (Aricept), people with Alzheimer’s disease performed much better on tests of [...]

Alzheimer’s and Vitamin E: Vitamin/drug combo appears to slow progression 2019-01-09T14:48:26+00:00

Brain Food? Fish, flax can reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids (found in foods including fish, flaxseed and nuts) and weekly consumption of fish may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) later in life. According to the article published in the Archives of Neurology, brain cell membranes contain omega-3 fatty acids. Previous studies show that lab animals [...]

Brain Food? Fish, flax can reduce Alzheimer’s risk 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test

According to researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, three common B vitamins may make a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. They have published encouraging results of a preliminary study and are leading a 40-centre trial to see whether the three vitamins - folic acid, B-12 and [...]

Slowing Alzheimer’s: Three Bs put to the test 2019-01-09T14:48:31+00:00

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