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Save Your Brain! Folic acid may protect against cognitive decline

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a recent report, folate (folic acid), a B vitamin found in foods like leafy green vegetables and citrus fruit, may protect against cognitive decline in older adults. A team at Tufts University, led by Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, studied a group of Boston-area men who were members of the ongoing Normative Aging Study [...]

Tea for Memory? Regular cups could help improve brain recall

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Menopause Memory Trial: Herbs to be put to the test

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are investigating whether hormone therapy and two herbal products can lessen memory and other cognitive problems experienced by menopausal women. "Decline in mental skills and difficulty remembering things, finding words, paying attention - these are all common complaints of midlife women," said Pauline Maki, associate professor of [...]

Sage helps menopause and memory

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 [...]

Iron Out Brain Function! Mineral improves cognitive performance

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Young women who took an iron supplement for 16 weeks significantly improved their attention, short-term and long-term memory, and their performance on cognitive tasks, even though many were not considered to be anemic when the study began, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. The study was the first to examine the impact of iron [...]

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 [...]

Smart Fats: brain food for all ages

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The human brain is mostly fat, and good fat at that! To develop, grow and protect itself properly, the brain relies on us to give it a steady supply of this good fat, which cannot be made by the body but must come through the diet. However, most of us don’t give our brains enough [...]

Longer study finds ginkgo effective

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The small UCLA study used a technology called positron-emission tomography (PET) and found that for subjects taking gingko biloba, improved [...]

Better Brains: DHA protects against Alzheimer’s

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]