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6 February 2024

Unhealthy eating habits tied to Alzheimer's

Tahera Ahmed by Cavan Flynn

A study has found a strong link between Alzheimer's disease and the daily consumption of meat-based and processed foods. Researchers at Bond University came to the conclusion after examining the diets of 438 Australians - 108 with Alzheimer's and 330 in a healthy control group. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s tended to regularly eat foods such as meat pies, sausages, ham, pizza and hamburgers. They also consumed fewer fruit and vegetables such as oranges, strawberries, avocado, capsicum, cucumber, carrots, cabbage and spinach.

6 February 2024

Did the ancient Greeks and Romans experience Alzheimer’s?

You might think age-related dementia has been with us all along, stretching back to the ancient world. But a new analysis of classical Greek and Roman medical texts suggests that severe memory loss — occurring at epidemic levels today — was extremely rare 2,000 to 2,500 years ago, in the time of Aristotle, Galen and Pliny the Elder. The USC-led research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, bolsters the idea that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are diseases of modern environments and lifestyles, with sedentary behavior and exposure to air pollution largely to blame.

8 January 2024

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Paula I. Moreira, PhD

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD), published by IOS Press, is pleased to announce the appointment of new co-Editor-in-Chief, Paula I. Moreira, PhD. Dr. Moreira joins Editor-in-Chief George Perry, PhD, and an eminent international editorial board who are dedicated to the continuing success of the world’s leading journal in Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

15 December 2023

New Study Shows Exercise Can Boost Brain Health

A fascinating link between regular exercise and better brain health has been revealed, according to an international study that included a team of clinical researchers from Pacific Neuroscience Institute’s Brain Health Center, located at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. The research, detailed in the paper "Exercise-Related Physical Activity Relates to Brain Volumes in 10,125 Individuals," was published this week in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and shows being physically active is related to increased size of brain areas important for memory and learning.

4 December 2023

Diet has a major impact on risk of Alzheimer’s disease

JAD

In a detailed study, Diet’s Role in Modifying Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: History and Present Understanding published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, we can finally see which diets are helpful in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The role of diet in modifying the risk of Alzheimer’s disease is discussed in detail. Diets that are more plant based, like the Mediterranean diet and traditional diets in China, Japan, and India, are shown to reduce risk, especially when compared to the Western diet.

27 November 2023

Hearing Loss is Associated with Subtle Changes in the Brain

UC San Diego

Hearing loss affects more than 60 percent of adults aged 70 and older in the United States and is known to be related to an increased risk of dementia. The reason for this association is not fully understood. To better understand the connection, a team of University of California San Diego and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute researchers employed hearing tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to determine whether hearing impairment is associated with differences in specific brain regions.

9 November 2023

Sage Grows Research Portfolio by Acquiring IOS Press

Global independent academic publisher Sage has acquired IOS Press, an independent publisher founded in Amsterdam in 1987 that specializes in health, life, and computer sciences. With this move, Sage acquires nearly 100 journals and a frontlist of 70 plus books each year covering subjects such as neuroscience, medical informatics, cancer research, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and the semantic web.

28 September 2023

Experts Present Pioneering Vision on Reducing Brain Disorders by 2050

A special supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, published by IOS Press, presents insights and new directions in both basic and clinical research into neurodegenerative diseases. Because by 2050, the number of people suffering from brain disorders is estimated to reach 155 million, now is the time to think innovatively to discover new pathways for future brain studies.

28 August 2023

Eat your vegetables to protect your brain

C. Kathleen Dorey

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease by a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty member shows that brain levels of dietary lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and vitamin E in those with Alzheimer’s disease are half those in normal brains. Higher dietary levels of lutein and zeaxanthin have been strongly linked to better cognitive functions and lower risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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