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Weight Loss Prevents Cognitive Decline

Weight loss helps prevent brain damage caused by type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in Diabetes Care.

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Dementia

Metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors including high blood sugar and blood pressure and a large waistline, leads to dementia, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology.

Eat Your Greens to Protect Your Brain

A study done by researchers at Rush University in Chicago, presented at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Annual Meeting, found that two portions of leafy greens per day can significantly help protect brain health and reduce the risk of dementia.

Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Along with physical and mental exercise, diet may play a key role in the prevention of dementia, according to a study published in The Lancet.

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

America Lags Behind Other Nations in Health

America's health compares poorly with that of other developed nations, according to an annual survey conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of its 34 member nations.

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.

Omega-3 Not Linked to Cognitive Improvement

Omega-3 fatty acids, often derived from fish oil, do not improve cognitive ability, according to a new study published online in Neurology.

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.

High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Dementia

High blood glucose levels may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Losing Weight Improves Memory

Weight loss among 20 overweight, postmenopausal women resulted in better memory skills, according to findings presented last weekend at The Endocrine Society's annual meeting.

Healthy Body Linked to Healthy Mind

People over the age of 65 with metabolic syndrome are at an increased risk of cognitive decline, according to a study published this month in Neurology.

Fish Oil Does Not Improve Cognition

Fish oil does not improve cognitive function, according to new research.

Cognitive Decline Associated with Fat Intake

Fatty foods eaten during midlife may hasten cognitive decline in later life.

Hormone Therapy Linked to Brain Shrinkage

A new study shows that postmenopausal women who take hormone therapy have significantly lower brain volume in the frontal lobe (p=0.004) and hippocampus (p=0.05), compared with a placebo group.

Vegetables Are Good for the Brain

A new study shows that eating vegetables protects brain function in aging adults.

If "B" Is for Beef and "C" Is for Chicken Wings... Could "A" Be for Alzheimer's?

Women whose cholesterol levels are in the top 25 percent have a 76-percent increase in risk of developing dementia, compared to women with lower cholesterol levels, according to a study of 1,037 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study.