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Breaking Medical News - Alzheimer's disease

Diet Influences Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Following a “Mediterranean-style diet” rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains may protect against Alzheimer’s disease risk factors, according to a study published in Neurology.

Processed and Unprocessed Red Meats Linked to Death from Chronic Disease

Intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in nine different chronic diseases, in part due to heme iron and nitrate or nitrite, according to a study published in BMJ.

Blueberries Improve Cognitive Function

Blueberries improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, according to two studies presented last week at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Midlife Obesity Increases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Obesity increases Alzheimer’s disease risk according, to a study in Molecular Psychiatry.

FDA Bans Trans Fat Linked to Heart Disease

The danger trans fat poses to heart health has been clearly established, and in order "to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year," the FDA will require food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils-the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat-from processed foods within three years.

Trans Fats Linked to Poor Memory

As young adults increase their intake of trans fat, memory worsens, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Better Brain Health with Less Saturated Fat

Reducing consumption of saturated and trans fats reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Copper Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

Copper in foods increases the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Drugs Tested on Animals Fail in Human Brain Cells

Animal tests are not well-suited for evaluating potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Stem Cell Reports.

Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published this week in JAMA Neurology.

Stress Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Stress may influence your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal.

Western Diets Bring Alzheimer's to Developing Countries

An increase in animal fat consumption in developing countries is associated with more Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Drug to Treat Alzheimer's Proves Dangerous

What scientists had hoped to be a promising new drug in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease proved dangerous in its final phase of testing.

High-Fat Diet Boosts Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

A high-fat, high-glycemic-index diet increases the concentration of proteins in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association.

Threefold Increase in Alzheimer's Disease

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) will jump from 4.7 million to 13.8 million by 2050, according to a new report in Neurology.

Omega-3 Supplement Has No Effect on Alzheimer's Patients

Omega-3 supplements do not slow mental decline in Alzheimer's patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.