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Tag: Cognitive Decline

January 11, 2021
Today, we want to highlight the results of a recent long-term study, which collected data over a four-year period to investigate the link between aortic stiffening and cognitive decline, including dementia. During aging, our blood vessels become increasingly stiff and lose their flexibility, and the cells comprising it struggle to contract and relax properly. Blood...
December 02, 2020
Jeanne Louise Calment from France was the oldest person to grace this Earth, living a full life until 122 years of age [1]. She continuously exercised, taking up fencing in her 80s and cycling in her 100s. She claimed to have achieved such a long life through olive oil, port, and chocolate. There are many...
July 21, 2020
A group of Israeli scientists led by Prof. Shai Efrati investigated the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults, and the results were promising. The brain is the most metabolically active organ in the body, but it has only limited intracellular energy storage [1]. In absence of local...
May 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that age-related cognitive impairment and inflammation can be caused in young rats simply by giving them gut microbe populations from the guts of aged rats. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria,...
April 30, 2019
Researchers have tested nicotinamide mononucleotide on aged mice to see if it can help reverse age-related cognitive decline by improving blood flow in the brain. The brain is a hungry organ Healthy brain function relies on efficient cerebral blood flow (CBF) to wash away harmful waste products for disposal and supply the brain with an...
June 15, 2018
A study to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease shows a correlation between low fitness, aortic stiffness, and the cognitive decline typically observed during brain aging [1]. Study abstract Greater physical fitness is associated with reduced rates of cognitive decline in older people; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs are still unclear....