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2009-08-11 16:04:56

Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer's risk, according to a new report in the August 12, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).While previous studies have only investigated the association between either physical activity or diet and Alzheimer's disease risk separately, this new research explored their combined association."Often times people who exercise also follow a healthy...

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2009-08-05 15:14:41

Scientists have determined a link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of Alzheimer's. Writing in the journal Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, researchers found that even borderline "“ defined as 200 to 239 mg/dL "“ cholesterol levels have an impact on a person's likelihood of dementia. The study involved 9,844 men and women. Researchers studied the cholesterol levels of each participant between 1964 and 1973, when they were between the ages of 40 and 45....

2009-08-04 15:50:54

A 40-year study suggests having high cholesterol in midlife increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease in later years, U.S. and Finnish researchers say. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of Kuopio in Finland say the study of of 9,844 men and women suggests high cholesterol in midlife -- 240 or higher milligrams per deciliter of blood -- increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease later in life by 66 percent. Borderline cholesterol levels of 200-239 mg/dL raised the risk...

2009-08-04 09:59:24

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife "“ even levels considered only borderline elevated "“ significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in Finland. The study appears in the journal Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.The four-decade study of 9,844 men and women found that having high cholesterol in midlife (240...

2009-08-03 16:50:22

People who engage in activities that exercise the brain, such as reading, writing, and playing card games, may delay the rapid memory decline that occurs if they later develop dementia, according to a study published in the August 4, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.The study involved 488 people age 75 to 85 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. They were followed for an average of five years; during...

2009-07-29 14:40:00

Latest Research Provides More Reasons to Eat America's Favorite Fruit WATSONVILLE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strawberries are good for your brain, according to breaking news out of the 2009 Berry Health Symposium. Several of the latest studies, conducted by world-renowned researchers, consistently showed that strawberry consumption is a simple way to improve cognitive function. For example, one study presented by researchers from the Chicago Healthy Aging Project (CHAP)...

2009-07-17 08:13:05

Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease are often in the news, a new study reveals that American adults are unaware of the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, and that physical activity can protect against dementia. "There's a strong and credible association between heart health and brain health. If people learn about and do some simple lifestyle modifications, such as being more physically active and eating a brain healthy diet," Maria Carrillo, PhD, Director...

2009-07-14 11:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim Inc. announced today that the Dakim(R) BrainFitness(TM) System has now been adopted by 286 senior living communities in 34 states to help residents build their defenses against dementia and memory loss. Dakim has added 136 new sites in the last year, further solidifying its status as the #1 brain training system provider in the senior care market. The rapid gains reflect growing recognition of the importance of brain fitness as part of...

2009-07-14 08:45:00

VIENNA, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) "We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research...

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2009-07-13 12:45:00

UCLA scientists have discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and if the immune system isn't adequately clearing amyloid beta, it may indicate Alzheimer's risk, according to the researchers.MP Biomedicals LLC, a global life sciences and diagnostics company dedicated to Alzheimer's disease research, has received an exclusive, worldwide license to...