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Posts Tagged ‘brain shrinkage’

By On April 18th, 2014

Is Apathy a Sign of Brain Shrinkage in Older Age?

Signs of apathy in older adults might be a warning sign for cognitive issues, as a new study shows apathetic older adults tend to have smaller brain volume than their more active peers. The researchers examined over 4,300 older adults, and saw that those with at least two signs of apathy had slightly less gray…

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By On January 23rd, 2014

Can Fatty Acids Found In Fish Oil Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

New research from the University of South Dakota suggests a supplement easily found in your local grocery store may have a protective effect on the brain’s cells. This could potentially lead to breakthroughs in preventing people from Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the online issue of Neurology, reports that individuals with higher blood levels…

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By On August 7th, 2013

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, and Obesity Cause Brain Shrinkage

We all know that smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity do terrible damage to our bodies, but I think it is safe to say we always assumed they left us cognitively sound. According to a new study, this may not be true as these four conditions in middle age appear to cause brain shrinkage…

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