DHA may improve age-associated memory impairment

CRNUSA.org – Supplementing with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve memory and learning in older adults with mild cognitive impairments, according to a study published in the November 2010 edition of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. This is promising news for many aging Americans who are searching for options to maintain memory and support overall […]

Pistachios and mindful eating

Pistachios can be a healthy and helpful addition to one’s diet, promoting a healthy pace of eating and mindful eating, according to presentations at this year’s American Dietetic Association’s annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). The S-L-O-W Down Pistachio Shell Dr. James Painter, a behavioral eating expert for more than 18 years and […]

Exercise regularly to prevent health problems linked to aging

People who exercise regularly could reduce their risk of developing about two dozen physical and mental health conditions – including some cancers and dementia – and slow down how quickly their body deteriorates as they age. An extensive research review, published in the December 2010 issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice, says that apart from […]

Walking six miles per week prevents memory loss, brain shrinkage

AAN.com – New research suggests that walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, preserve memory in old age, according to a study published in the October 13, 2010 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which can cause memory problems. […]

Luteolin fights cognitive decline, brain inflammation

Illinois.edu – A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report. Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin), different from lutein, is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile, but it is basically not found in high […]

Lifestyle program improves weight loss, cardiovascular health in diabetics

NIH.gov – An intensive lifestyle intervention program designed to achieve and maintain weight loss improves diabetes control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results of the Look AHEAD study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results are published in […]

How much sleep gives women longest life span?

UCSD.edu – A new sleep study, derived from novel sleep research conducted by University of California, San Diego researchers 14 years earlier, suggests that the secret to a long life may come with just enough sleep. Less than five hours a night is probably not enough; eight hours is probably too much – according to women’s health data. […]

ADHD linked to exposure to common polyfluoroalkyl chemicals

BU.edu – A link between attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and exposure to polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFCs) – industrial compounds which are widely used in many consumer products – has been uncovered by a new study led by a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers. Published online, ahead of print, in the […]

Memory loss linked to high saturated fat diet

Loss of memory with advanced age is a significant problem within most societies, and appears particularly severe in advanced industrialized nations. A less visible and often ignored problem comes from a food supply high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which has led to high obesity rates particularly in the United States. In a study published […]