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Dementia Risk May Be Reduced With Blood Pressure Medications
2013-01-08 13:34:30

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Information released Monday, January 7, shows that there may be a connection between taking the blood pressure drugs beta blockers and a reduced risk for Alzheimer´s disease and other types of dementia. 774 elderly Japanese-American men participated in the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. After the men died, autopsies were performed to check their heart and brain health and the connection therein. 610 of the 774 participants had...

2012-07-19 08:20:56

Higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may increase a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the July 18, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study identifies this biomarker as a potential new target for treating or preventing Alzheimer's disease," said study author Michelle M. Mielke, PhD, an epidemiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Mielke was...

Dementia Symptoms Linked To Naps, Sleep Quality
2012-07-17 06:21:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Even though information on Alzheimer´s is relatively sparse, researchers are ramping up their projects to find out more about the disorder. In particular, representatives at the Alzheimer´s Association International Conference in Vancouver recently stated that there´s a possible correlation between sleep quality and quantity with the risk of cognitive decline. Based on a number of studies, they concluded that naps...

2012-06-27 17:29:28

In a recent Journal of Biological Chemistry "Paper of the Week," research led by Ayae Kinoshita at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan reveals the benefits of exercise in combating Alzheimer's disease. The most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer's disease results in the loss of cognitive faculty. In the majority of cases, Alzheimer's disease occurs after age 65, and factors such as diet and exercise appear to play a role in its development, with high-fat diets as a...

2012-06-20 00:53:58

Scientists from the University of South Florida and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an article published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Findings were based on an 8-month randomized controlled trial comparing those who practiced Tai Chi to a group who received no intervention. The same trial showed increases in brain volume and more...

2012-06-16 00:48:48

Recent work in mice suggested that the immune system is involved in removing beta-amyloid, the main Alzheimer's-causing substance in the brain. Researchers have now shown for the first time that this may apply in humans. Researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter with colleagues in the National Institute on Aging in the USA and in Italy screened the expression levels of thousands of genes in blood samples from nearly 700 people. The telltale marker...

2012-05-08 09:22:33

Study also finds late-life depression may signal Alzheimer's disease Depressive symptoms that occur in both midlife and late life are associated with an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, while symptoms that occur in late life only are more likely to be early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of California at San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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