Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Brazil are suggesting that lithium could potentially halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research, they wrote that the memory of Alzheimer’s patients stabilized after taking small doses of lithium. The team also reported that lithium was able to slow down the aging of brain cells. While research is still ongoing, they … Continue reading Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Research looks into the health benefits of alternate day fasting

A recent diet trend is alternate-day fasting (ADF). As its name suggests, alternate-day fasting involves fasting for a day and eating whatever you like without restrictions the next day. It is one of the several varieties of intermittent fasting. Although it can appear extreme to some people, alternate-day fasting is safe and has many health benefits, according to … Continue reading Research looks into the health benefits of alternate day fasting

Your diet and gut health can be modified to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

It turns out, you can “hack” your diet to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, says a recent study by Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. In the report, a team of researchers showed how diet could influence gut bacteria, which, in turn, can stop the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In particular, they identified … Continue reading Your diet and gut health can be modified to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Exercise 13 minutes every day to increase your life expectancy by 3 years, advise experts

It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for human health. It strengthens muscles, boosts immune function and reduces the risk of chronic disease, among other health benefits. On top of these benefits, researchers from a health insurance firm in the UK found that regular exercise can also lead to a longer life. The team found that exercising … Continue reading Exercise 13 minutes every day to increase your life expectancy by 3 years, advise experts

Chinese herbal medicines that can improve memory and cognition

Older adults often suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It is defined as the stage between cognitive decline that comes naturally with aging and the more serious decline in brain performance (dementia). MCI affects many aspects of cognition, such as memory, language, judgment and thinking. Although researchers have yet to pinpoint a single cause of MCI, they are … Continue reading Chinese herbal medicines that can improve memory and cognition

Adding more dietary choline can cut back the risk of dementia

Multiple studies have suggested that choline, an essential nutrient found in eggs and meat, can be instrumental in keeping cognitive decline at bay. But evidence to support this connection has eluded researchers for quite some time. In a recent paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland established that taking phosphatidylcholine (PC), the chemical precursor to choline, leads to … Continue reading Adding more dietary choline can cut back the risk of dementia

Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

A healthy lifestyle can prevent the onset of dementia regardless of genetic risk factors. This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers found that individuals aged 60 years and above who follow a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dementia than those who have an unhealthy lifestyle. Additionally, they … Continue reading Making healthy lifestyle choices can prevent the onset of dementia

Is a healthier gut microbiome the master key to longevity?

Researchers now believe that boosting the health of the gut microbiome may be the secret to living healthier in old age. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers looked at how fecal transplantation from young mice to older ones stimulated the gut microbiome and revived the gut’s immune system. The gut, more so than many other internal … Continue reading Is a healthier gut microbiome the master key to longevity?

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in many foods, has anti-aging and anti-cancer properties

Many plants, including fruits and vegetables, are known for their medicinal properties. These properties come from active compounds called metabolites that plants produce either through metabolism or to aid in that process. Plant metabolites exhibit different activities; while some are able to fight inflammation or kill microbes, others can effectively halt oxidation and delay cellular aging. According to … Continue reading Quercetin, a flavonoid found in many foods, has anti-aging and anti-cancer properties

Epigenetic Clock Destines Some to Age Faster Regardless of Lifestyle

Certain people will age quicker and die sooner, even if they keep their body healthy, suggests a largescale analysis by UCLA scientists. Regardless of how well you take care of yourself, an accelerated internal epigenetic clock may lead to an earlier death for some. Researchers assessed data from over 13,000 individuals, measuring levels of DNA … Continue reading Epigenetic Clock Destines Some to Age Faster Regardless of Lifestyle