High Salt Diet Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s

High Salt Diet Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s

It’s no secret that the Western diet is loaded with salt. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends 3/4 teaspoon of salt each day, but most Americans eat 50% more than that on a daily basis. We know that too much salt is bad for your heart, but now, a study on human and mice cells […]

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Alzheimer’s Symptoms Worsened by Canola Oil

Alzheimer’s Symptoms Worsened by Canola Oil

Canola oil is a common substitute oil when cooking, with many thinking it is a healthier alternative to other types of oils. While marketed as a healthier oil, very little research has been done to show its health benefits until now. A new study evaluating the health benefits of canola oil found that it actually […]

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Neurosteroid: A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Neurosteroid: A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s

When a person has Alzheimer’s disease, they lose a large number of brain cells – or neurons – in specific regions of the brain. The process starts in the area called the hippocampus, where memories are processed for long-term storage. Scientists have been trying to figure out just how to restore these lost brain cells […]

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Anxiety Disorders Could Lead to Alzheimer’s

Anxiety Disorders Could Lead to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found that increasing symptoms of anxiety and depression may be linked to an increase in beta-amyloid proteins, a hallmark characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about anxiety disorders, their signs and symptoms, and why researchers believe there is a link between the two conditions. Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety […]

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Gender Gaps in Alzheimer’s Research

Gender Gaps in Alzheimer’s Research

Many people are aware that Alzheimer’s disease is predominately a “women’s disease.” According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association report, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. Of the 5.3 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 3.3 million are women and 2.0 million are men. Medical experts and scientists […]

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Li-Huei Tsai’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Li-Huei Tsai’s Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Last year, an estimated $1.4 billion poured into Alzheimer’s disease research but who is it going to and what are they doing with it? Take a closer look at the life work of one of the leading doctors on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s – Neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai. Her work is proving […]

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Could Low Serotonin Levels Drive Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could Low Serotonin Levels Drive Alzheimer’s Disease?

Past studies have noted that people with Alzheimer’s disease have less serotonin in their brains than other adults. The chemical monitors and regulates appetite, mood, sexual function, sleep and more in the body. Recent studies now suggest that low serotonin levels may be more than a side effect of Alzheimer’s – it may actually drive the disease. […]

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How Gum Disease Could Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s

How Gum Disease Could Lead to the Development of Alzheimer’s

A new study from Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung City has determined that people who have had periodontitis for more than 10 years are 70% more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the study, the potential link between this gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s and the importance […]

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