HEALTH – THE BRAIN – ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA – NUTRITION


2 RESEARCH ARTICLES + 1 GRAPHIC – CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE



NUTRITION FOR ALZHEIMER’S – 2015


Shea TB1, Remington R.
REVIEW
(1) Evidence for the benefit of nutrition in Alzheimer’s disease continues to accumulate
(2) Many studies with individual vitamins or supplements show marginal, if any, benefit
(3) However, new findings with combinatorial formulations demonstrate improvement in cognitive performance and behavioral difficulties; ie: Mediterranean-style diet, multivitamins and key combinatorial supplements


EXERCISE, NUTRITION AND THE BRAIN – SSE 112


Romain Meeusen, PhD- Sports Science Exchange – Gatorade Sports Science Institute
KEY POINTS – PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
(1) Associated with the reduction of a number of physical and mental disorders
(2) Will decrease the incidence of cardiovascular disease, colon and breast cancer and obesity, but also diseases such as Alzheimer’s, depression and anxiety
(3) Exercise training in elderly people increases the size of the hippocampus (an area of the brain that is important for memory)
(4) Exercise positively influences neurotrophic factors (such as BDNF) leading to better learning and memory
KEY POINTS – NUTRITION
(1) The dietary with aging contains weekly servings (2-5) of fish and multiple daily servings of cereals, darkly or brightly colored fruits and leafy vegetables
(2) Nutrition provides building blocks for the brain


 

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