Tag Archives: Brain Health

Aerobic Exercise Preserves Cognition in Nondemented Elderly

PHILADELPHIA — Continuous long-term aerobic activity has a protective effect on cognitive status and psychomotor speed in nondemented elderly, a new study has found. “We recommend daily low-impact aerobic physical activity in older people who are able to do this … Continue reading

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Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age, new research indicates. Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn’t appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes … Continue reading

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Brawn, Brains, and Grains of Truth

Memetic Brawn One would like to think that our refined brains are resistant to the brawn and brute force of fashion or fad, the percussion of repetition. But any such conviction would be the triumph of hope over experience. The … Continue reading

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Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease

(CNN) — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease. Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test … Continue reading

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Brain Food: What to Avoid

Medscape’s 2-part Brain Food slideshow series looked at how what we eat can benefit the brain. From salmon cutting stroke risk to coffee curbing depression, the data are copious. But the past couple of years have seen countless studies also looking at … Continue reading

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