Analysis of the MIND diet for Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s disease in Older Adults

Using diet as a treatment for conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes has been widely accepted for many years. For cardiovascular disease specifically, the use of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet (DASH) has been popular. Another diet that has gained publicity for its potential health effects is the Mediterranean Diet, which focuses heavily […] Read More

Relationship Between B-Vitamin Levels and Intake and the Development of Dementia

By 2050, it is predicted that there will be over 115 million people world-wide living with dementia1.  The total estimated cost of dementia worldwide is US$604 billion.1 The related social, economic, and health care challenges will continue to increase as the world population ages and more individuals develop dementia. The debilitative effects of dementia include […] Read More

Is Drinking Green Tea Associated with a Reduced Risk of Cognitive Decline?

Populations in different parts of the world have different beverage preferences, with Asian countries preferring green tea and Western countries preferring black tea and coffee. Polyphenols are plant based chemicals that may have health benefits for people, and black tea, green tea, and coffee each contain polyphenols. The researchers of this study wanted to evaluate […] Read More

Reversal of Cognitive Decline

Across the globe, there has been an increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairment in the populace. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is estimated that every 66 seconds a new person in the US develops the disease. The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is so significant that it […] Read More

Dietary Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

  The incidence rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising across the world. One Alzheimer’s disease risk factor that is readily being studied is diet. In 1985 the Japanese population was eating a traditional Japanese diet and had a population incidence rate of 1% for Alzheimer’s disease. By 2008 the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease had increased […] Read More

Ketogenesis and Alzheimer’s disease

  Under normal circumstances, glucose is the main energy substrate for the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by early and region-specific declines in cerebral glucose metabolism. The body produces ketones (β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone) during glucose deprivation, and they are metabolized by the brain. The researchers for this study wanted to determine whether […] Read More

Probiotics Effect Central Nervous System Functions

  It is estimated that 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit the normal, healthy gastrointestinal tract of a human.1 These microorganisms do not always exist in a symbiotic state, promoting optimal health and wellness. Sometimes they become imbalanced, due to a variety of causes, and gastrointestinal distress and other symptoms ensue. […] Read More

Walnut Intake Improves Memory Deficits and Learning Skills

  Previous in vitro studies have shown that walnut extract can inhibit amyloid-beta (Aβ) fibrillization and solubilize its fibrils. The in vitro research also shows that walnut extract has a protective effect against Aβ -induced oxidative stress and cellular death. The researchers in this study utilized mice to see if there was an association between […] Read More

Curcumin Inhibits Formation of Amyloid β Oligomers and Fibrils, Binds Plaques, and Reduces Amyloid in Vivo

  Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory molecule found in the turmeric root. Turmeric has been widely used as a preservative and coloring agent in food, and has also been used for centuries for medicinal purposes in various cultures. India has a low prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in its populace, which potentially could be due to genetics […] Read More