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Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

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Do mangoes help regulate blood pressure and boost brain health?

Mango is an oval-shaped tropical fruit that is loved by many because of its sweet taste. Aside from this, however, mango fruit is also known for the healthy dose of vitamins and minerals it gives to the body. This high-fibre and high-antioxidant fruit almost exclusively grows in the tropics and subtropics. Its flavour is commonly […]

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Depression in 20’s linked to memory loss in 50’s, reveals study

The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, is the first of its kind to look at the relationship between depressive symptoms experienced across three decades of early-mid adulthood and a decline in cognitive function in midlife. The Sussex psychologists analysed data from the National Child Development Study, which was established in 1958 with […]

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Consuming these foods can help boost and improve your brainpower

Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and chose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats. That said, certain foods in this overall scheme are particularly rich in healthful components like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, which are known to support brain health and often referred […]

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Here’s why high-protein diets are unhealthy for you

Here’s why high-protein diets are unhealthy for you

Researchers in South Australia believe they have found the key to why high-protein diets are unhealthy and can lead to shortened lifespans. The project used worms and fruit flies to investigate how diet influenced the speed of protein synthesis. The results clearly showed that speeding up protein synthesis would produce more errors and this is […]

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What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?

What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?

“Vision, inner ear and problems in the cerebellum, as well as sensation in the feet and leg weakness, can all impact balance,” said Dr Shari Rosen-Schmidt, a neurologist in Plano, Texas. “If you can’t stand on one foot for 20 seconds, especially if you could before, maybe you should be further evaluated for vascular problems […]

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Excessive body fat around the abdomen tied to smaller brain size, reveals study

Grey matter contains most of the 100 billion nerve cells in the human brain. And scientists say the more grey matter that shrinks, the more likely someone could develop dementia. Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a study published in the January 9, 2019, online […]

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Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku may not stop mental decline, suggests new study

Solving crosswords puzzles and Sudoku may not stop mental decline, suggests new study

The idea of ‘use it or lose it’ and doing problem-solving activities such as crosswords has been widely accepted as a way of protecting brains from cognitive decline in later life. However, researchers have found that while doing this throughout life could boost mental ability and give a person a ‘higher starting point’ from which […]

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