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Moderate consumption of alcohol may protect your brain

Long term alcohol abuse can lead to brain shrinkage (both gray and white matter), impairment of mental capacities and dementia. Conversely, moderate alcohol use seems to have positive impact on brain function. Structural brain changes The long-term effects of alcohol … Continue reading

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Can smoking protect you from Alzheimer’s disease?

The results of studies on the association between cigarette smoking and Alzheimer’s disease have been contradictory through the years. Earlier case-control studies suggested an inverse relationship between smoking and Alzheimer’s disease, i.e. that smoking seemed to have a protective … … Continue reading

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High blood pressure can slowly and quietly damage your brain

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. During each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between a maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) pressure. If this pressure rises and … 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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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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Alzheimer´s disease? Oh no, it´s just his age!

How do you picture yourself as you get older? Weak? Forgetful? Lonely and unhealthy? Or do you expect to be happy, physically active, surrounded by friends and family and still learning new things? These are important questions. Your answers to … Continue reading

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