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Exposure to household toxicants, including cleaning products and pesticides, was associated with delayed language and cognitive development in young children.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.
Following a meal, astrocytes associated with POMC neurons in the hypothalamus alter their shape. After eating, glucose levels increase temporarily. Astrocytes detect the signal and react within one hour, causing POMC neurons to activate and promote the feeling of satiety.
Visceral fat impairs memory via proinflammatory interleukin-1 beta mediated microglia activation in the hippocampus.
I recently met with a group of husbands and wives caring for a spouse or partner diagnosed with dementia and we had the most fascinating and invigorating conversation.
With repeated drug failures to treat Alzheimer’s disease in recent years, scientists are racing to find a vaccine to prevent the disease from evolving. The latest study was tested on mice genetically programmed to get Alzheimer’s disease and was successful in removing beta-amyloid plaque and tau protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease in the animals.
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” — John Steinbeck,
Researchers have found that amyloid, the protein that forms toxic aggregates, or clumps in the brain and is thought to be involved in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), accumulates faster in people with subtle cognitive difficulties compared with cognitively normal people.
Citing a lack of scientific evidence, an influential advisory panel has declined to recommend that older Americans receive ongoing cognitive screening as part of their medical care.