Canola oil may worsen memory

Canola oil and Alzheimer’s Canola oil increased plaque formation Canola oil is regularly promoted as a healthful cooking fat. A new study, however, suggests that it could be more harmful than helpful — particularly for the brain. Researchers found that a diet rich in canola oil worsened memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s. By studying […]

Alzheimer’s: Protecting ‘powerhouse’ of cells may fuel new treatment

Amyloid beta and Alzheimer’s disease A role for mitochondria? Evidence of disruption to mitochondria Pre-treatment may protect neurons Injury to mitochondria — tiny powerhouses inside cells that provide them with energy — triggers events that occur early in Alzheimer’s disease and may offer a promising target for treatment. Researchers suggest that injury to mitochondria may […]

Aerobic exercise may be key for Alzheimer’s prevention

Aerobic best for Alzheimer’s prevention Alzheimer’s Prevention Program video New research recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society explores the benefits of exercising for delaying Alzheimer’s disease. Aerobic exercise, such as power walking or jogging, may be the best form of exercise for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, a review by scientists […]

How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer’s

Bilingualism may offset brain damage New research published in the journal Neuropsychologia reveals that bilingualism makes changes in brain structure that are linked with resilience against Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Knowing more than one language may protect you against Alzheimer’s, according to new research. More and more research has been pointing to bilingualism […]