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Archive for the ‘Brain Health’ Category

The new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and by the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that aerobic exercise may help prevent and reverse some of the changes brought about by heavy alcohol drinking on the brain.  University of Colorado Boulder researchers led by Hollis Karoly, a doctoral student, found that walking, running or bicycling are associated with less brain damage among heavy drinkers. The study, which was published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, included 60 adults who were moderate to heavy drinkers. They had undergone a modified type of […]

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Positive Moods Boost Brain Power in Seniors

Researchers found that simple methods which boost the moods of older adults can help improve their cognitive functioning and decision-making process, given the current concern on cognitive decline afflicting older people. Ellen Peters, Stephanie Carpenter, David Västfjäll and the late Alice Isen conducted the study which was recently published in the journal Cognition and Emotion The research involved 46 adults with ages ranging from 63 to 85. Half of the group was put into good mood by giving the participants two small bags of candy, a thank-you card and a computer background screen designed to help maintain the positive mood. […]

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Eating Healthy Foods for the Brain

Recent studies reveal that several foods such as salmon, grapefruits and oranges, tomatoes, berries, coffee, alcohol and chocolates have beneficial effect on the brain. Salmon and other oily, cold-water fish like mackerel and trout are good sources of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), specifically omega-3 fatty acids. Two servings per week can reduce the risk of stroke, according to a 2012 study. Furthermore, a study done in 2010 suggested that a moderate consumption of oily fish could protect against symptoms of psychosis. High intake of flavanones found in fruits such as grapefruits and oranges is linked to reduce risk of ischemic […]

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Vitamin B12or cobalamin is one of the eight B vitamins that has an important role in maintaining normal function of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. Many foods, including meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, and milk products contain vitamin B12. However, absorption of this water-soluble vitamin may be impaired among the elderly, so that the USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that people over 50 years-old must include foods that are fortified with vitamin B12 in their diets, or take supplements. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at […]

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Meditation and Art Therapy Improve Brain Activity

A new study published in the journal Stress and Health reveals that combining creative art therapy with a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program can help women with breast cancer to reduce stress levels that can impact their health. High levels of stress and anxiety are believed to result in poor health outcomes in patients with cancer, and researchers from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine demonstrated that these interventions can improve blood flow to the brain which correlate with reducing stress. The study involved 18 breast cancer patients who were randomly assigned to a Mindfulness-based Art Therapy (MBAT) program […]

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