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Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease

People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased risk of developing the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are troubling, as diabetes is becoming alarmingly common in … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Memory Decline

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” long linked to healthy bones, has also been hailed as a possible protector against heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Now, a new study from Italy finds that the vitamin may be important for brain … Continue reading

Non-Genetic Risk Factors

Age During the course of normal aging, the brain undergoes a number of changes: Some neurons (nerve cells) in certain brain regions die, although most neurons important to learning are spared; Some neurons and the fibers that connect them to … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Lose Lean Muscle

Men and women with Alzheimer’s disease often lose muscle mass, and the loss of muscle may be linked to shrinkage of the brain. The findings, which appeared in the Archives of Neurology, a medical journal from the American Medical Association, … Continue reading

Belly Fat in Middle Age Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Women who store fat on their waist in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in old age than their thin-waisted peers. Continue reading

Fat Hormone Leptin Linked to Alzheimer’s

Older men and women with high levels of leptin, a hormone made by fat cells and linked to appetite regulation, may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to those with low levels of the hormone, a new study reports. Continue reading

Obesity Linked to Alzheimer’s

Being overweight or obese leads to brain shrinkage in old age and, researchers say, and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Alzheimer’s

Men and women with a heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

Weight Loss May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

Seniors who quickly shed pounds are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

Eye Disease of Aging Linked to Declining Memory

Seniors who scored low on tests of thinking and memory appeared to be more likely to have the early stages of macular degeneration, an eye disease related to aging. Continue reading