Tag Archives: PNAS

Use of Anti-Depressants to Slow Alzheimer’s Disease Onset? (BBC News / Science Translational Medicine / PNAS)

Summary Recent research into transgenic mice (and early, small-scale investigations with people) suggests that the anti-depressant citalopram could be used to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. This work in the United States appears to show that citalopram may counteract … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet / Heart)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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Little Evidence of Saturated Fats Increasing Risks of Coronary Disease; or of Presumed Cardioprotective Effect of Polyunsaturated Fats (BBC News / NHS Choices / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review of data from 72 studies, involving more than 600,000 participants, indicates that – contrary to earlier official guidance – there is little evidence that changing the type of fat consumed from “bad” saturated fat to “healthier” … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk From Cooked Meats? (BBC News / NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York), investigating the effect of Advanced Glycation End (AGEs) on mice and people, suggests that browning meat produces chemicals which may increase the risk of developing dementia. Mice … Continue reading

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Copper Disrupts Brain Amyloid-β Production and Clearance? (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary This NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” critical appraisal of recent research in the news is about a laboratory study carried out on mice and human brain cells, investigating whether copper may reduce the capacity of the brain to get … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Gray Matter Atrophy Prevention Using B-Vitamin Treatment (NHS Choices / PNAS)

Summary Researchers explored the prevention of brain atrophy in areas related to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by lowering elevated plasma homocysteine using B vitamins. An earlier study on people with increased dementia risk had indicated that high-dose B-vitamin … Continue reading

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