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  • Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's June 21, 2017
    The Mediterranean diet is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil. In a new study, the researchers show that consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of […]
  • Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood June 19, 2017
    Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research.
  • Treating autism by targeting the gut June 19, 2017
    Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, fecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave the way for cheap and effective treatment.
  • Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease June 13, 2017
    Mice carrying a genetic risk factor for the disease quickly developed brain plaques after 12 weeks on a poor diet, research indicates.
  • Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed mice June 12, 2017
    Obese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease in humans show increased Alzheimer's pathology, according to new research.
  • Cash for weight loss June 9, 2017
    A new study has shown that selling rewards programs to participants entering a weight loss program is a low cost strategy to increase both the magnitude and duration of weight loss.
  • Does consuming low-fat dairy increase the risk of Parkinson's disease? June 8, 2017
    Consuming at least three servings of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to consuming less than one serving a day, according to a large study.
  • Overweight children are being excluded from friendships, study finds June 7, 2017
    Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and frenemies than their thinner counterparts, a new study has found. In a survey of 504 preteens in the Netherlands, researchers found that overweight children are excluded from friendships, call classmates friends when the feeling is not mutual and are disliked by peers. And overweight children dislike more classmates […]
  • Small group of neurons modulates the amount of insulin that the pancreas must produce June 7, 2017
    A new study emphasizes the importance of the neuronal mechanisms in the detection of nutrients and the control of glucose levels. The results help to understand diabetes in greater detail.
  • Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age June 6, 2017
    A new study, performed in mice, could lead to new approaches to help people stay stronger in old age. The study challenges conventional wisdom with results suggesting that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age.