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Mediterranean diet prevents brain atrophy, study finds

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Mediterranean diet prevents brain atrophy, study finds

Written by Ana Sandoiu Published: Thursday 5 January 2017 This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315025.php Mounting evidence emphasizes the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. New research suggests that the healthful diet helps to preserve brain volume in elderly adults. More and more studies seem to suggest that components of the Mediterranean diet, either in isolation or taken together, can have a beneficial effect on various aspects of human health. The "traditional" Mediterranean diet - consisting of large amounts of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, a moderate amount of fish, dairy, and wine, as well as a limited...

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Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

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Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Monday 9 January 2017 This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315097.php A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills. Study co-author Junxin Li, Ph.D., of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and team report their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. As we age, our cognitive functioning declines; we might have problems remembering names, forget where we left our keys, or have trouble learning new information....

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Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency

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Researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in human blood - a first step towards a low-cost, portable vitamin B12 deficiency test.  Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of Continue reading

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Stronger muscles lead to stronger brain

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A study lead by the University of Sydney in Australia has found that gradually increasing muscle strength through activities such as weight lifting improves... Continue reading

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

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

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