In November I mentioned a study which found that supplemental B vitamins which lowered homocysteine levels in the body might be useful to help elderly individuals with mild cognitive [mental function] impairment. A recent study (1) has found that Vitamin B12 may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the research suggests that elderly individuals [...]
A study (1) has found that walking at least six miles (cumulatively) a week may help protect elderly individuals from age-related ‘brain shrinkage’ (loss of brain grey matter). In May last year I wrote about a study which found that walking might help protect women against strokes and I have previously written about the importance [...]
Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a long chain omega 3 fatty acid naturally found in oily fish such as mackerel, trout, sardines and salmon. The brain contains a high proportion of DHA and, as you will see from my past blog posts, omega 3 fats have been linked to brain benefits including protection from depression and [...]
Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression are all topics that I have written about frequently. I am highly interested in the ways that nutrition and lifestyle can impact the risk of developing such conditions and how, potentially, diet and lifestyle may be used in prevention strategies. In particular I have concentrated on Omega 3 fats and depression [...]
A study (1) in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that high blood levels of various forms of vitamin E are associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease in later life (in those aged 80 or over).
Vitamin E is actually a group of eight compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. What most [...]
Previously I have written about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet and I was very interested to read a study (1) that has just been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which found that eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The study also [...]