Sleep is Essential for Brain Health

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 3 comments

Studies reported at AAIC 2017 show that Sleep Disordered Breathing” (of which Sleep Apnea is one type) is associated with deposition of beta amyloid. Sleep Disordered Breathing is treatable.  Thus researchers and doctors strongly recommend treatment be sought urgently for people with sleep disordered breathing It is during sleep that the brain clears away excess beta amyloid.  Interrupted, poor or insufficient sleep interferes with this clearance process.  And deposits of beta amyloid build...

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Alzheimer Association Comment on Importance of AAIC 2017 Nutrition and Brain Health Research

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | Comments Off on Alzheimer Association Comment on Importance of AAIC 2017 Nutrition and Brain Health Research

Mediterranean and MIND diets may lower risk of cognitive impairment up to 35 percent   LONDON, July 17, 2017 – Results from four large population-based studies support a connection between good dietary practices and better cognition in old age. Study results were reported at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London. “Although the idea that a healthy diet can help protect against cognitive decline as we age is not new, the size and length of these four...

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Inflammation Promoting Diet is Linked to Poorer Executive Cognitive Function and Smaller Gray Matter Brain Volume

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 0 comments

Building on solid evidence that eating well is brain healthy, researchers are beginning to explore mechanisms through which dietary mechanisms may influence cognitive status and dementia risk. Yian Gu, Ph.D., at Columbia University, New York, and colleagues examined whether an inflammation-related nutrient pattern (INP) was associated with cognitive function and structural MRI findings in the brain. Using data on 330 community-dwelling, non-demented elderly individuals (mean age 79.7), the investigators found that...

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Heart Healthy Foods are Brain Healthy

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 1 comment

A group of U.S. scientists found that, among nearly 6,000 healthy older adults in the Health and Retirement Study, those who consistently followed diets long known to contribute to cardiovascular health were also more likely to maintain strong cognitive function in old age. The scoop:  Claire McEvoy, Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues examined the association between adherence to the Mediterranean and MIND diets and cognitive performance in a large, nationally representative...

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Healthy Nordic Diet Better than Mediterranean for Brain Health

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Brain Health Blog, In the News, More, News | 1 comment

Healthy Nordic Diet Protects Brain Health Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that – in a group of more than 2,200 older adults – people sticking to a Healthy Nordic Diet (including non-root vegetables, certain fruits, fish and poultry, canola oil and wine) enjoyed better cognitive status than individuals who ate a less healthy diet. Weili Xu, M.D., Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and colleagues sought to identify dietary habits associated with preserved cognitive...

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MariaShriver.com features our Memory Preservation Nutrition program for Labor Day 2016

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Brain Health Blog, More | 0 comments

First in Series of 3 on MariaShriver.com      Quoted from Maria Shriver’s website By Nancy Emerson Lombardo and CC Donelan / Move for Minds: Tips for a Healthy Brain & Body / August 25, 2016 6 Ways to Start a Memory-Saving Nutrition Program     Yes, eating the right foods can help protect your brain as well as your heart! As you’ve already been reading on this site and hearing on Maria Shriver’s social media pages, groundbreaking studies are proving that nutrition, exercise, and...

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