Junk food’s immediate impact on your cells revealed by scientists

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

Professor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]

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Multilingual people have advantages in avoiding dementia

Want to maintain a good memory? Learning multiple languages could help, according to a recent report. Researchers from the University of Waterloo recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, to explore the association between multilingualism and dementia risk. To do so, they examined 325 Roman Catholic nuns who were members of […]

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Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

Eating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

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Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults

Furthermore, the study showed that a morning bout of exercise combined with brief light-intensity walking breaks to frequently disrupt sitting throughout an 8-hour day can boost your short-term memory compared to uninterrupted sitting, according to the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The ‘Brain Breaks’ study, led by the Baker Heart and […]

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Unpredictable income may be bad for brain health, reveals study

Researchers collected income data over two decades for 3,287 adults, starting in 1990 when they were 23 to 35 years old. They assessed income volatility based on how much earnings rose or fell from one year to the next, and also tallied how many times participants’ income dropped by at least 25%. People who experienced […]

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Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous system

Leg exercises are crucial to maintain healthy brain and nervous system

Published today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine – giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable […]

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Obesity linked to a reduction in grey matter, find researchers

The research team analysed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and found that higher levels of body fat were associated with reduced volumes of grey matter and an increased likelihood of changes in the white matter. As reported in the journal Radiology, the study also found that the association was stronger among men, compared with among […]

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