Tag Archives: Neuroprotective Agents

Mushroom Consumption Associated With Small Decrease in Risk of Developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (BBC News / JAD)

Summary Eating mushrooms more than twice a week appears to be associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). “Our cross-sectional data support the potential role of mushrooms and their bioactive compounds in delaying neurodegeneration”. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Further Evidence on the Association Between Poor Oral Health and the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease. New Possibilities for Treatment? (BBC News / Science Advances)

Summary Analysis of brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from persons with Alzheimer’s Disease indicates the presence of Porphyromonas gingivalis (the bacterium associated with chronic gum disease) in the brain and central nervous system. Animal research using mice indicates that … Continue reading

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Nutritional and Dietary Factors Likely to Influence Future Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Lancet Neurology / BBC News / BNF)

Summary A Lancet Neurology review covers what is currently known about the various associations between diet and nutrition and the risk of developing cognitive decline or dementia. Unfortunately, access to the full-text will not be available freely for most readers, … 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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Further Brief Insights Into the Potentially Neuroprotective Benefits of Certain Foods (BBC News / Scientific Reports / ARUK / AAIC)

Summary There is evidence to suggest that the protein β-parvalbumin found in fish inhibits the formation of α-synuclein (the protein present in Parkinson’s Disease). The cross-reaction of β-parvalbumin and human amyloidogenic proteins may explain at least some of the health … Continue reading

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Animal Study Explores the Potential of a Novel Diabetes Drug for Reducing Memory Loss in Dementia – In Mice (NHS Choices / Brain Research)

Summary Early animal research indicates that a new drug designed for the future treatment of diabetes may (one day) have an alternative re-use for reducing the memory-loss symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mice given a modified version of a so-called triple … Continue reading

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Benefits of Leafy Green Vegetables Consumption? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary The Memory and Aging Project (MAP) has shown there is some evidence of a weak association between consuming leafy green vegetables regularly and a reduced risk of cognitive decline and memory loss. “ …eating approximately one serving of leafy … Continue reading

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Lithium: a Potential Approach to Dementia Risk Reduction? (BBC News / JAMA Psychiatry)

Summary Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that long term exposure to higher levels of lithium in drinking water appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. The relationship is non-linear in nature, however, for … Continue reading

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Potential Association Between Tea Consumption and a Reduced Risk of Developing Dementia? (NHS Choices / Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging)

Summary There is some evidence from Singapore that tea drinkers may be less likely to develop brain disorders such as dementia. Researchers discovered that Chinese elderly tea drinkers appeared to be less likely to develop dementia compared to non-drinkers. “The … Continue reading

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Coffee / Caffeine Consumption and Dementia Risk Reduction in Women (NHS Choices / Journal of Gerontology: Series A)

Summary Researchers investigating caffeine consumption in postmenopausal women consider they may have found further evidence for an inverse (“protective”) association between caffeine intake and age-related cognitive impairment and / or risk of dementia. Statistics reveal what is interpreted as a … Continue reading

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