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Mediterranean Diet and Possible Impact on Dementia

  Republished from MedicalNewsToday.com A new study finds that the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet may include a reduced chance of developing dementia and memory loss.  Specifically, the diet appears to lower the level of amyloid and tau proteins that are linked with dementia. People following the Mediterranean diet scored better on memory tests than those who were not following the diet. Previous research has determined that a Mediterranean diet can benefit heart health and aid in weight loss. Now, a …

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The Facts About Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  Republished from WebMD When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones — EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but also they deliver some big health benefits. How They Help Your Health Blood fat (triglycerides). …

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The Health Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Republished from Medical News Today Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many health conditions, ranging from heart disease to dementia. Although all forms of physical activity provide some benefits, aerobic exercise is particularly effective because it causes the heart and lungs to work harder than usual. National physical activity guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Some examples of aerobic exercise include: running, cycling, walking swimming, aerobic classes In this article, we discuss some of the benefits …

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Neighborhood Noise May Increase Dementia Risk

Republished from Medical News Today Older adults living in noisy neighborhoods may face higher odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, according to new research.  Researchers have examined a wide range of factors — from sedentary behavior to exposure to airborne pollutants to loneliness — to determine whether they raise a person’s risk of dementia. However, only a handful of epidemiological studies have examined the effect of community noise, which refers to the noise coming from cars, trains, planes, construction sites, and similar sources, …

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