Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults*

Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults*

Published: Thursday 15 December 2016 A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime. The study is reported in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Lutein (LOO-teen) is one of […] Read More...

Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

A study led by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weightlifting improves cognitive function. Continue reading Read More...

Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test.  Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of…Continue reading Read More...

Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

More than 16 million people in the United States live with cognitive memory impairment.  The underlying cause of vascular cognitive impairment, in particular, is caused by…Continue reading Read More...

Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?

If your child is having difficulty reading, rather than hiring a tutor, the solution could lie in fatty acid supplementation. So concludes a new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  Continue Reading     Read More...

Brain blood flow reduces when fit older adults stop exercising

Physically fit, healthy older adults who stopped exercising for only 10 days showed signs of significant decreases in blood flow to parts of the brain that are important for thinking, learning, and memory – such as the hippocampus.  Continue Reading… Read More...

Review of Dr. Perlmutter’s Brain Maker

David Perlmutter’s most recent offering, Brain Maker creates a scientifically compelling platform from which to pose fundamental questions regarding the origins of health, wellbeing and disease and how each is influenced by the bacteria living in the gut.  Dr. Perlmutter’s review of this complex new research explores the consequences of inflammation created by an imbalanced […] Read More...

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