Tag Archives: White Matter Integrity

Cocoa Flavanols Help Prevent Memory Decline? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary Another small study indicates that drinking cocoa regularly may help people with impaired blood flow to the brain preserve or improve their memories and brain function. This recent study involved 60 elderly people (with an average age of 73) without dementia . Ultrasound tests before the research indicated that … Continue reading

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Effects of Systolic Blood Pressure in Young Adults: Framingham Heart Study (NAPC GP Bulletin / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Previous studies have identified effects of age and vascular risk factors on brain injury in elderly people. An article published by Lancet Neurology has now shown that high blood pressure can result in brain changes in people even under … Continue reading

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Exercise in Old Age Helps Prevent Brain Shrinkage (BBC Health News / Neurology)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary Research published in the journal “Neurology” indicates that people aged over 70 who are more physically active tend … Continue reading

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