Category Archives: Learning and memory

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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Can we slow down aging by eating less?

Like you saw here, excessive calorie consumption appears to accelerate the aging process in the brain, in addition to increasing the risk for several chronic diseases. Conversely there is evidence that restriction of calorie intake delays the effect of aging … Continue reading

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Train your mind on the treadmill

If you are middle-aged or older and feel your mental capabilities are beginning to decline, do not despair, there is something that can make a big difference – exercise rigorously and regularly! In my last posts I discussed physical exercise … Continue reading

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Physical exercise can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

In my last post I discussed the positive impact of exercise on brain structure and function. For those of you who are constantly on the lookout for something to help with your motivation to exercise, I have more good news: … Continue reading

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