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The Mediterranean Diet seen to substantially reduce brain shrinkage among older adults

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Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet (Los Angeles Times):

“The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.

But new research shows that brain shrinkage is less pronounced in older folks whose diets Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To improve memory and thinking, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain and mind stud­ies, pervasive neu­rotech­nol­ogy news, and brain fit­ness insights.

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Have a great month of June!

Study: To improve memory and thinking skills, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

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Mediterranean diet may help counteract age-related declines in memory and thinking skills (Harvard Health Blog):

“A new study in this week’s JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that eating a Mediterranean-style diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts is good for your mind as well as your heart. Read the rest of this entry »

Alzheimer’s Disease population to triple: We need smarter research, public health initiatives and lifestyles

Human brainAccording to a new study, the population with Alzheimer’s Disease in the US will triple by 2050: from 4.7 millions in 2010 to 13.8 millions. This emphasizes the urgent need for more research to find preventive measures, and for more enlightened public health initiatives and individual lifestyles designed to decrease dementia risks and delay onset of symptoms.

Between 1993 and 2011, researchers followed more than 10,000 individuals 65 and older. Participants were interviewed and assessed for dementia every three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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