Tag Archives: Dietary Supplements

Pseudomedicine and Potential Dementia Treatments? (JAMA)

Summary A United States perspective covers the growing market for complementary interventions to promote brain health or minimise dementia risk and/or symptoms. Health professionals are requested to help the public understand commercial conflicts of interest and the market forces behind … Continue reading

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Vitamin D May Not Offer Protection Against Neurological Diseases? (NHS Choices / Nutritional Neuroscience / BJPsych Open)

Summary A recent systematic review of studies into the role of Vitamin D exposure levels / deficiency or supplementation in four neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease) found little conclusive evidence for any … Continue reading

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Examining the Influence of Dietary Components on Metabolic Health and Ageing (Molecules)

Summary A review article examines the potential relationships between nutritional intake and general health and the ageing process. Full Text Link Reference Rescigno, T. Micolucci, L. [and] Tecce, MF. [et al] (2017). Bioactive nutrients and nutrigenomics in age-related diseases. Molecules. … Continue reading

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No Evidence Vitamin E Benefits Persons With Alzheimer’s Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (Cochrane Database)

Summary There is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation, in the alpha-tocopherol form, given to people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) would help to prevent or delay the progression to dementia. Similarly, there is no evidence that Vitamin E supplementation … Continue reading

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Vitamin E and / or Selenium for Dementia Prevention? (JAMA Neurology)

Summary The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium (PREADViSE) trial investigated the potential use of antioxidant supplementation (whether Vitamin E and / or selenium) for the prevention of dementia in asymptomatic older men. This study has now … Continue reading

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Probiotics For the Alleviation of Symptoms in Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience / BioResearch Open Access)

Summary Iranian researchers appear to have discovered minor improvements in the symptoms of elderly people with severe Alzheimer’s Disease, associated with the regular consumption of probiotic drinks. The effects of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism were also investigated. … Continue reading

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Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Dementia Research Review (ADI)

Summary This Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report examines the evidence for appropriate nutrition being able to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This document reviews the potential impact of dietary factors throughout life in increasing or … Continue reading

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Vitamin E Slows Mental Decline? (BBC News / JAMA)

Summary Research published in the journal JAMA indicates that people with mild to moderate Alzheimers Disease may benefit from high doses of vitamin E. The study involved 613 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease taking either a daily dose … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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