Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany recently reviewed the findings of preclinical studies and clinical trials which focused on the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results from different trials suggested that ketogenic diets could halt the progression of AD by counteracting the impaired glucose uptake and metabolism that precedes the onset of AD. Their … Continue reading Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Electroacupuncture confirmed an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment

Electroacupuncture can be used as an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In this paper, its benefits on mild cognitive impairment were investigated in comparison to Western interventions. Almost half of the people with MCI tend to progress … Continue reading Electroacupuncture confirmed an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment

Exercise found to reduce the severity of Alzheimer’s symptoms

Early-onset autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s, also known as dominantly inherited Alzheimer’s disease, is a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that causes memory loss and dementia in people typically in their 30s to 50s. In a recent study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, a team of researchers found that physical exercise may delay cognitive decline and improve … Continue reading Exercise found to reduce the severity of Alzheimer’s symptoms

The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but recent studies have ranked it third after they found that deaths caused by this disease were underreported. In addition, many people who potentially have Alzheimer’s never receive a diagnosis for their condition. Given this development, this puts Alzheimer’s disease just behind heart disease … Continue reading The risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease

Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

Physical exercise takes hard work, but the results are worth it. Not only will it give you a fit physique, but it also helps prevent many health issues, including dementia. Now a recent study published in the medical journal Neurology focused on how physical fitness may protect middle-aged women against cognitive decline. The study, spearheaded by Helena Hörder, Ph.D., of the University of … Continue reading Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease progression

As obesity rates continue to soar among all age groups in the U.S. and most other countries, the incidence of chronic diseases spawned by excess abdominal fat follows on a parallel course. Medical scientists have repeatedly confirmed that risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and dementia increases in direct relation to overweight and obesity … Continue reading Obesity accelerates cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease progression