Healthy Mind

Are Beverage Choices Linked to Depression?

Thats the possibility posed by a large new National Institutes of Health study that reports older adults who drink four or more sweetened soft drinks daily were 30% more likely to develop depression.

Ginkgo Again Fails to Make a Difference vs. Dementia

Yet another trial has failed to find significant memory-protecting benefits from ginkgo biloba, leading an accompanying editorial

Eating Right Improves Your Odds of Avoiding Mental Decline

Heres more evidence that eating right is good for your brain-and that a diet low in key nutrients and high in unhealthy fats may actually contribute to cognitive decline with aging. Researchers report that older adults with higher blood levels of the B vitamins, vitamins C, D and E and omega-3s scored better on tests of mental performance and showed healthier brains in MRI scans. But older adults with high levels of trans fats, a sign of an unhealthy diet, scored worse on cognitive tests and had lower brain volume.

Unhealthy Eating Makes Bad Mood Worse

If youre already worried about your weight and diet

Staying Active and Social Prolongs Life Even After 75

Even well into your golden years, exercise can extend your life-and the greatest benefits come just from getting