In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly.
Cari Nierenberg, 03/05/2016
People over age 50 who are more sexually active also have better memory and cognitive skills than people who get busy less often, a new study from England suggests.
Maintaining delicate balance of metals may be a key factor in healthy aging
Michael Greger, March 1st, 2016
I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytonutrients in beans, but beans have protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well.
Northwestern University, 3 FEB 2015
Brains of cognitively elite look distinctly different than their elderly peers
Rush University Medical Center, 19 MAR 2015
A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease
Journal of the American Medical Association-Neurology, September 15, 2015
Older adults with deficiencies in vitamin D experience more rapid cognitive decline over time than those with adequate vitamin D levels.
Johns Hopkins University, 14-Sep-2015
Research on yeast leads to evidence in key process of chromosome length
The Endocrine Society, 27-AUG-2015
Washington, DC--For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women who had osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
<strong><h5><p>For instance, studies on the brains of elderly people with and without dementia find significant blood vessel damage in those with hypertension. Such damage shrinks the amount of healthy brain tissue you have in reserve, reducing the amount available if a disease like Alzheimer's hits, Dr. Powers says.</strong></h5></p>