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Consuming foods like fish, plant oils, and nuts rich in certain fatty acids and other nutrients may help protect your brain from damaging iron accumulation.

Dietary Intake May Help Protect your Brain

Results of a recently-published study suggest what we eat may help protect our brains from iron accumulation and associated cognitive decline. Researchers assessed the nutrient intake of 73 healthy adults ages 61 to 86 years. They assessed participants’ brain iron concentrations (using non-invasive scans) and tested their memory. Participants who consumed more foods  (like plant […]
Eating fruits and vegetables may help support brain health.

Eating Your Fruits and Veggies is Linked to Preserved Cognitive Health

A study that followed over 77,000 U.S. women and men for 20 to 22 years found higher intake of dietary flavonoids from foods was associated with less cognitive decline. Flavonoids (flavonols, flavones, flavanones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanins, polymeric flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins) are phytochemicals that occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, grains, tea, and wine. The study compared reported […]
Routinely getting six or less hours of sleep a night has been associated with increased risk of dementia later in life.

Getting Enough Sleep May Help Prevent Dementia

A new study found that, compared to getting seven hours of sleep a night, routinely getting six or less hours was associated with a...
A healthy dietary pattern can help keep the blood vessels in the brain clear and flexible, which may stave off some forms of dementia.

Diet and Your Brain

Many of us have had moments when a name or word is frustratingly out of reach, or something is not where we’re sure we...
Help keep your heart healthy by taking care of your mental and emotional health.

Your Heart Health is Tied to Psychological Well-Being

The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement addressing how psychological health can contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Their analysis of science to...
Both aerobic and muscle strengthening activities may help with feelings of depression and anxiety.

Get moving to help combat depression and anxiety

As the world copes with the social isolation and fear created by the COVID-19 pandemic, depression and anxiety are on the rise. A new...

An Apple a Day May Keep Dementia Away

A recently published study conducted by Tufts researchers suggested a diet rich in fruits and vegetables (especially flavonoid-rich choices like apples, pears, berries, and...

Skimping on Dental Care? You May Be at Increased Risk for Dementia

A higher-quality diet appears to be important for heart health. A study published recently in the American Journal of Medicine pooled data from six U.S. studies. Participants were grouped by how closely their dietary intake aligned with known high-quality, health-promoting dietary patterns (the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern, and the DASH […]
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Targets for Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk Identified

A large analysis published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry identified ten risk factors that appear to have a significant effect on...

Preserving Brain Health Through a Heart-Healthy Diet

We have all forgotten why we walked into a room or had trouble recalling a common word, and the frequency of these lapses almost...