Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular strategies for losing weight, and it’s touted as having many physical health benefits. But what does it do to your brain? Let’s take a deep dive into the research to find out what “time-restricted eating” really does to your brain.
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Acetylcholine helps muscarinic M1 receptors in the prefrontal cortex to maintain information in working memory. As acetylcholine actions at M1 receptors are reduced in conditions which affect working memory, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers report the M1 receptor may serve as a potential therapeutic target to restore working memory.
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How pervasive is alcohol consumption in America? According to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 70% of those 18 years or older reported they drank alcohol in the past year with 55.3% admitting they consumed alcohol in the past month.
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With its hefty serving of vegetables, whole grains, fish, poultry and wine, researchers have found that the MIND diet is heart-healthy and good for your brain. Scientists discovered that closely following the MIND diet may have lowered peoples’ risk of developing Alzheimer’s by up to 53 percent. Being Patient spoke to Martha Clare Morris, creator of the MIND diet, about her research, the best and worst foods for preventing cognitive decline and the study she is conducting that will determine whether the MIND diet causes slower cognitive decline, which will be published in 2021.
Researchers report a low carb-based diet may help to prevent or reverse signs of early brain aging in middle-aged people.
The number of younger Americans aged 30 to 64 with Alzheimer’s disease has tripled, a new analysis out of Blue Cross Blue Shield finds. Early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates increased by 200 percent between 2013 and 2017.
Blood flow is critical for life. It transports nutrients, including oxygen, to every cell in your body and flushes away toxins. Even though your brain, which weighs about 3 pounds, makes up only 2% of your body’s weight, it uses 20% of the oxygen and blood flow in your body. Anything that impairs blood flow or damages your blood vessels hurts your brain and your mental well-being.