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  1. Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent research has brought to light a few key factors that can significantly contribute to your risk of dementia. Here, we highlight some of the newest findings regarding dementia and cognitive decline. A Healthy Brain Starts With a Healthy Heart: How Improving Your Heart Health Could Lower Your Risk of Dementia In a new study published in the Journal of the...
  2. B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    Vitamin B12, a part of the essential B-complex, is necessary for our bodies to create and repair DNA, red blood cells and nerves, as well as a whole host of other functions. New research out of Ireland illuminates the worrying magnitude of vitamin B12 deficiency among older populations. Over the Age of 50? You’re More at Risk for B12 Deficiency...
  3. Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    Weight Loss: Brain Structure Could Predict Dieting Success or Failure

    People who give in to their cravings are often seen as lacking willpower, with the inability to easily tame impulses commonly viewed as a character flaw, but this line of thinking assumes we all have the same ability to exercise self-control, and according to new research, that may not be the case. The results of a new study published in The...
  4. Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    According to new data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) and University College London (UCL), the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a vital role in the learning process, helping to speed learning. Researchers believe this explains why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Their findings were recently published in the...
  5. Serotonin and Memory: New Insights May Lead to Future Therapies for Cognitive Decline

    Serotonin and Memory: New Insights May Lead to Future Therapies for Cognitive Decline

    In the United States alone, over 16 million people live with some form of cognitive impairment. While age is the greatest risk factor, with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia being the leading causes, cognitive decline bears no limitation to any specific demographic. Conditions such as brain injury, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia and stroke are all known to be accompanied by signs of...
  6. Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol is powerful phytoalexin, a group of naturally occurring antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds produced by plants, that can be found in red wine, raw cacao, pistachios, peanuts, and dark berries such as red grapes, blueberries and muscadines. Like other antioxidants, resveratrol can help the body to fight and repair cellular damage. Research over the past decade has indicated that resveratrol...
  7. Curcumin Brain Benefits Include Boosting Memory and Mood

    Curcumin Brain Benefits Include Boosting Memory and Mood

    A lot has been written lately about the health benefits of curcumin. Although many people enjoy this spice for its distinctive flavor, it appears to have even more to offer. In fact, it appears to have a variety of positive effects on health. According to several studies on curcumin and the benefits to the brain, it may even help to...
  8. Eating Fish Weekly Boosts Kids' Intelligence and Improves Sleep

    Eating Fish Weekly Boosts Kids' Intelligence and Improves Sleep

    One of the most common parenting struggles occurs at the kitchen table. While most parents want their children to eat a healthy variety of foods, many children are picky eaters who make this a challenge. Introducing a variety of healthy foods is both time-consuming and expensive for many families. However, research suggests that nutrition is essential to both physical and...
  9. Natural Ways to Boost Brain Health and Support Healthy Cognitive Function

    Natural Ways to Boost Brain Health and Support Healthy Cognitive Function

    Cognitive function is a term that refers to a large collection of mental functions, including but not limited to attention, concentration, language use, learning new information, memory, processing thoughts and reading comprehension. The strength of your cognitive function abilities is directly related to your brain health. Cognitive ability is also linked to aging—it is normal to experience a certain amount of...
  10. Researchers Discover New Connections Between Melatonin and Hemorrhagic Stroke

    Researchers Discover New Connections Between Melatonin and Hemorrhagic Stroke

    A stroke is a serious medical condition caused by poor blood flow to the brain that often results in cell death. At least 80 percent of all cases of stroke are the ischemic type of stroke. In an ischemic stroke, an artery to the vein is blocked, preventing brain tissue from receiving oxygen and nutrients. However, approximately 13 percent of...

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