Alzheimers

Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…and Alzheimer’s Disease Fortunately, there are several effective steps you can take to prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s: 1. Exercise. Researchers from Washington State University reported that physical activity, independent of weight, is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

…antiperspirant causes breast cancer. Likewise, though research suggests there is an association between exposure to aluminum and Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association states that studies have “failed to confirm any role for aluminum” in causing the disease. But…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…negative study among many positive studies that show the health benefits of vitamin E for the prevention and/or treatment of heart disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disorders, macular degeneration and other common diseases. * Finally, it is nonsense to jump to the conclusion,…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…and Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from my alma mater, Emory University School of Medicine, tested the vitamin D blood levels of 300 individuals and found that 36 percent of healthy people had vitamin D deficiencies, compared to 41 percent of those with Alzheimer’s and 55…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease has recently been linked to diabetes. Researchers from Brown University analyzed the brain tissue of 45 patients who had died with varying degrees of Alzheimer’s. In the study, they compared this tissue with that of people who did not have a history of diabetes. In…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…by the biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP), high levels of inflammation over a long period of time are linked with heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious conditions. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that when people with…

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New Study Shows Coffee Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s

…protective benefits against Alzheimer’s disease. Now, a new human study shows just how powerful coffee is for reducing the risk of dementia or substantially delaying its onset. This study, which will be published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, was conducted by…

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Boost Cognitive Function With This Brain Bender

…mentally strengthens existing neuronal pathways in your brain, and builds new nerve connections that enhance cognitive function and aid in Alzheimer's prevention. With mental exercises, variety is important. Try rotating in different activities such as reading books, playing games and puzzles,…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

…studies have found that taking vitamin C (1,000-1,500 mg) and vitamin E (300-400 IU) helps to lower the risk of AMD. * Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study involving nearly 5,000 participants looked at the combined effects of vitamin E and other antioxidants. The researchers found…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…two percent of our brain volume every decade as we get older. Although this is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. British researchers studied annual blood tests and MRI scans of older men and women and found that those with the lowest…

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B-Complex Vitamins Reduce Work-Related Stress

…of B-Complex Vitamins on the Body and Mind * Reduce levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid that is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. * Improve mood. This trio of vitamins plays an indirect but critical role in the formation of serotonin and other neurotransmitters.…

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Vitamins for Children Can Raise Their IQs

…good chewable brands of vitamins for children, or look for a flavored liquid and take as directed. Now it’s your turn: Do your children/grandchildren take nutritional supplements? You May Also Be Interested In * Exercise Your Brain * New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer’s

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

…slashes your diabetes risk by 33 percent. Coffee also reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease by up to 80 percent and protects against Alzheimer’s disease, improves concentration and alertness, and can even halt a full-blown asthma attack. While there are many health benefits of coffee,…

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Health Benefits of Zinc in Promoting Memory

…and that supplemental zinc has been shown to improve memory and recall in older people. We also know there may be a link between zinc and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, after 50 years of research, a new study finally shows the health benefits of zinc as it supports brain function. Researchers…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

…as 50 percent—which was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. * Folic acid reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. What’s the bottom line for you? Don’t let this type of one-sided reporting deter you from the immense benefits of nutritional…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…of cardiovascular disease, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the risk of diabetes and some types of cancer, and fights depression and Alzheimer’s disease. 5. Beer. If beer is on tap at your holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only is it okay, it’s a preventative…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…is a normal part of aging, accelerated atrophy is linked with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 reduce levels of homocysteine, a toxic amino acid linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, scientists noted marked reductions in…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test. * Mediates Inflammation. Inflammation plays a role in heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate have been shown to lower inflammation. They do this by reducing blood concentrations…

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Three Secrets to Aging Gracefully

…of inflammation in the brain but to actually shrink beta-amyloid plaques, the destructive lesions that riddle the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. * Take resveratrol and pterostilbene. Gene expression, or activity, changes dramatically throughout life. The best-studied gene related…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…the chemical reactions that create advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which are an underlying cause of diabetes complications, cataracts, Alzheimer’s and overall aging. A fructose-free diet may be one of the best ways to avoid these conditions. * Increases risk of gout and kidney stones. A…

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