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A fish a day could keep Alzheimer’s at bay: Study

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By Agencies, 04:48 AM, Dec 31, 2011

PHOTO: Vitamin and Fish Oil Can Help Tackle Alzheimer’s, Say Researchers
Thu, 12/29/2011 - 11:23
A recent study has found that consuming vitamin and fish oil can help in prevent brain disease Alzheimer’s.
However, it has also been found that consumption of fatty foods can shrink the brain size and can make one vulnerable to disease.

NEW YORK - Too much junk food shrinks the brain while a diet high in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids prevents that shrinkage and helps stave off age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, new research has shown.

PHOTO: Fish Oil Capsule, a diet high in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids prevents brain shrinkage and helps stave off age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

The study, which was published in the journal Neurology, tracked 104 people in the United States over 12 years. The subjects were all aged 65 and above when the study was launched in 1989.

"The aim was to study the effects of age on dementia risk in people that don't have factors known to increase their risk at the time," said lead investigator Dr Gene Bowman.

PHOTO: What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
In a nutshell, dementia is a symptom, and Alzheimer's disease is the cause of the symptom. When someone is told they have dementia, it means that they have significant memory problems as well as other cognitive difficulties, and that these problems are severe enough to get in the way of daily living.

The bad news for junk-food junkies is that those with diets high in artery-clogging trans fats were more likely to suffer brain shrinkage and performed poorer on cognitive tests.

Meanwhile, researchers found that people with healthier diets with lots of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins C, D and E, as well as all the B vitamins, showed less shrinkage of the brain.

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"It is very exciting to think that people could potentially stop their brains from shrinking and keep them sharp by adjusting their diet," Dr Bowman said.
By Agencies, 04:48 AM, Dec 31, 2011

Drink coffee to keep Alzheimer's disease at bay
PHOTO: Drink coffee to keep Alzheimer's disease at bay, Updated: 17 Jan 2009
Four cups of coffee a day could keep Alzheimer's at bay. Drinking three to five coffees daily in middle age cuts the risk of developing the disease in old age by two-thirds, a study has found.
Other studies have hinted that caffeine can protect against dementia, but the latest research stands out because it charted people's consumption over the decades before dementia appeared rather than relying on them to remember their intake. Dr Susanne Sorensen, of the Alzheimer's Society, said: 'For years we've treated coffee as nothing more than a pleasant pick-me-up.'

The Book 'while Science Sleeps' by Woodrowe C. Monte
PHOTO: The Book "while Science Sleeps" by Woodrowe C. Monte - December 2, 2011 6:23 PM
Something very wrong is going on, something that is killing good people and causing untold suffering to families and communities around the world. Never has such a high percentage of us been afflicted with so many tragic and wasting illnesses.