Monthly Archives: November 2014

Focus on Tau Protein to Aid Alzheimer’s Treatment

Scientists are taking a second look at the protein known as tau, found to be responsible for the tangles that form in the brains of people who have Azheimer’s disease.  The tau protein has received less attention than the more commonly … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

Researchers followed more than 1,000 men during a 40-year period to find that those who self-reported sleep disturbances were more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances. Because research has shown that regular good night’s sleep … Continue reading

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Sugar-Sweetened Sodas and Their Relation to Aging

A new study by researchers at the University of California – San Francisco has revealed that sugary sodas prematurely age white blood cells, indicating that drinking one 20-ounce sugar-sweetened soda per day could lead to about 4.6 years of extra aging over … Continue reading

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Animal Study Finds Walnuts May Delay Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to researchers at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, mice that consumed walnuts showed considerable improvement in learning skills and memory. Genetically altered mice with a vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease were tested by being fed … Continue reading

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