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Improve mental function with iron

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Young women who took iron significantly improved their attention, short-term and long-term memory, and their performance on cognitive tasks, even though many were not considered anemic when the study began, according to researchers at Penn State University. The study was the first to examine the impact of iron supplementation on cognitive functioning in women aged [...]

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

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Ginkgo boosts brain function and more

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Ginkgo contains two potent compounds — terpene lactones and flavone glycosides — which make blood platelets less sticky and combat free radical damage. Ginkgo is commonly used as an antioxidant to help improve circulation and brain function. At the Department of Psychobiology at Sao Paulo Medical University, researchers tested how ginkgo affected elderly functional individuals. [...]

Multivitamin helps seniors stay sharp

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at Memorial University in Newfoundland wanted to determine if vitamins and trace minerals could influence cognitive function in healthy seniors. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 86 men and women, 65 years or older, took either a multivitamin supplement or a placebo for one year. The researchers took blood tests at the outset and [...]