Nocturnal High Systolic Blood Pressure May Pose Dementia Risk in Older Men

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Nocturnal high systolic blood pressure that is higher than daytime BP may be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in older men. More research is needed, but these study results suggest that taking blood pressure medication at night may be advisable, according to researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden and publishedRead …

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Part II: The French Paradox, Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis–Heart Shunt, Prosaic Foods and the Brain–Heart Connection in AD

In second of a two-part series on the French Paradox, researchers researchers explore the concept of a heart shunt within the microbiota-gut-brain axis and underscore the close association between brain and heart health. The so-called French Paradox offers clues for understanding neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). ReadRead …

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Two Studies Show Lutein May Offer Cognitive and Mental Focus Benefits

In recent weeks, two new studies were published on the benefits of lutein for cognitive function and mental focus. In the first study, researchers explored whether dietary approaches may have benefits for cognitive health, especially in midlife and for overweight individuals. The researchers found that individuals who consumed avocados wereRead …

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Mouse Study Shows L-serine May Restore Synaptic Plasticity and Memory

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Scientists at the Laboratoire des Maladies Neurodégénératives (CNRS/CEA/Université Paris-Saclay) and the Neurocentre Magendie (INSERM/Université de Bordeaux) have just shown that a metabolic pathway plays a determining role in Alzheimer’s disease’s memory problems and that the amino acid L-serine, may play a role in synaptic plasticity. This work, published in CellRead …

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Phosphatidylcholine Intake from Eggs and Meat Improves Cognition

We recently posted concerns from health officials that that plant-based diets may pose a risk for vegetarians, a new study observes that the dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and enhanced cognitive performance. The main dietary sources of phosphatidylcholine were eggs and meat. TheseRead …

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Caprylic Acid Shows Greater Plasma Ketone Response in Humans Consuming Different Medium-Chain Triglycerides

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Which medium chain fatty acids–caproic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid or lauric acid–has more ketogenic properties? Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are ketogenic but the relationship between the change in plasma ketones and changes in plasma medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) is not well-known. As researchers learn more about fasting andRead …

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Vitamin D’s Affect on Memory, Learning and Hippocampal Volume

We have long known the connection between vitamin D and mental health, however, new research may have found that the reason for vitamin D deficiency’s effect on learning and memory may be due to its effect on Perineuronal nets (PNNs) and hippocampal volume. Perineuronal nets, specialized extracellular matrix structures inRead …

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Ayurvedic Profiling of Alzheimer’s Disease, by Dale Bredesen, MD and Rammohan V. Rao, PhD

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In this clinical review, Ayurvedic Profiling of Alzheimer’s Disease, by Dale E. Bredesen, MD and Rammohan V. Rao, PhD published from our partners at Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, two experts share their experiences in treating Alzheimer’s disease by profiling Ayurvedic sub-types. They suggest that by identifying the specific Ayurvedic

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