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vitamins and alzheimers
2014-07-16 05:45:22

University of Oxford Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. High levels in the blood of a compound called homocysteine have been found in people with Alzheimer's disease, and people with higher levels of homocysteine have been shown to be at increased risk of...

2014-04-04 10:55:34

Results published in JAMA Ophthalmology Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking. Elevated homocysteine, which may enhance exfoliation material formation, is one possible risk factor that has received significant research...

2014-03-27 23:04:00

'Striking result' may lead to new treatments. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a key gene variation linked to an increased risk of stroke. The discovery comes as part of a breakthrough in the understanding of what causes some people to produce too much homocysteine, an amino acid associated with stroke, cancer, dementia, hardening of the arteries and other diseases. As part of their work, the...

2014-03-26 23:01:02

Vitamin B6, a key ingredient in Biohack Pure, has recently been shown fight depression and also to slow brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease by up to 90 percent. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Researchers in Victoria, Australia have discovered a clear link between depression and diet. In particular, they have discovered that diets low in key nutrients, including B vitamins, can have a significant impact on emotional health. Biohack Pure's Jonathan Weisman...

Researchers Discover Underlying Genetics Tied To Increased Risk For Stroke And Cardiovascular Disease
2014-03-21 10:26:43

NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and have also uncovered new details about an important metabolic pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the...

2013-11-06 23:22:57

Daily BetaPower™ Betaine Dose Improves Body Composition and Performance in Strength-Trained Men New Century, KD (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Natural betaine from DuPont Nutrition & Health improved the body composition, performance and power of strength-trained men who consumed the sugar beet extract every day over a six-week period [1]. Betaine has been shown to improve body composition in several animal studies, but this is the first clinical study to demonstrate this benefit in...

Vitamin B Effects On Stroke Risk May Be Bittersweet
2013-09-20 10:58:32

[ Watch the Video: Stroke Risk May Be Reduced With Vitamin B Regimen ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There’s currently a debate about the effectiveness of vitamin B in reducing strokes and heart attacks, with some saying diets rich in B vitamins may actually increase one’s risk of stroke. New research, however,  suggests vitamin B reduces the risk of stroke by seven percent, though it does not reduce the severity of a stroke or the risk of death from a...

2013-08-07 23:27:56

Neurological Wellness Center physicians respond to recent report that mild cognitive impairment leads to Alzheimer’s. (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 A major new study finds that those senior moments are often a prelude to dementia and Alzheimer’s in later life. sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1552526012025782 Rolando Hernandez a neurosurgeon for Neurological Wellness Center states; “Concrete steps can be taken to prevent mental decline. Blood testing for homocysteine, a non-protein...

Laughing Gas Does Not Cause Heart Attack
2013-06-19 12:36:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis determined that laughing gas does not increase the risk of a heart attack during surgery. Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is one of the world's oldest and most widely used anesthetics. However, some experts have questioned whether the anesthetic raises the risk of a heart attack during surgery or soon afterward. “It´s been known for...

2013-06-11 13:32:16

Schizophrenia, a chronic and devastating disorder characterized by the breakdown of cognition processes and typical emotional and behavioral responses, has been affecting people throughout history. Scientists believe that several genes are associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia but that no single gene causes the disease by itself. It is likely that interactions between genes and the environment are necessary for schizophrenia to develop and that epigenetic change also plays a...


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