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Aging

Regular exercise may boost brain health in adults

Wiley, 20-Jan-2015
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.

New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer's disease

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

Low vitamin D level predicts cognitive decline in older population

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.

Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women

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.

6 Common Myths About Aging

<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>