Category Archives: Hippocampus

Hormone replacement therapy and hippocampal volume

Historically, women´s health has been neglected in medical research. Much has improved in the past three decades (e.g., The Women´s Health Initiative Study) although we still can do better. One area of research that is bound to be female-oriented is … Continue reading

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Education protects against age-related decline in brain size

Like I told you in this post here, our brain begins to shrink in our thirties and continues to do so progressively faster throughout our lifespan. One brain-structure that seems to be especially sensitive to the impact of aging is … Continue reading

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Stress and hippocampal size

“How our bodies respond to stressors to a large effect determines our overall health.” (Frodle & O´Keane, in press). The seahorse is a delicate little thing. So is its cerebral namesake. The hippocampus, which is the scientific name of the … Continue reading

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Chronic diabetes and the brain

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from the body’s inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. After food consumption, … Continue reading

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