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Fish: Is It Brain Food? Growing up in the 1950s, my mom always said, ?fish is brain food.? This may have just been a ploy to get me to eat fish on Fridays, but growing evidence suggests that the omega-3 fatty acids found in large amounts in fatty fish...
 
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Fish is Brain Food Omega-3s appear to improve the conduction of electrolytes through cellular membranes. A diet low in omega-3s could impair the growth and functioning of neurons.1 The retina of the eye matures rapidly in the first 6 months after birth. A small study that compared the visual...
 
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Don't Forget Fruits and Veggies Last month we discussed growing evidence linking insulin resistance and inactivity with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer?s disease. We also noted that the same risk factors for cardiovascular disease are increasingly linked to the development of Alzheimer?s disease and senility. In the September 2006 issue of the American Journal ... Don’t Forget Fruits and Veggies
 
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People who are obese in middle age are known to be at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia - the two most common causes of senility. Obesity is largely due to excessive calorie intake coupled with inactivity. Excessive calorie intake often results from the consumption...
 
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) appears to share most of the same risk factors associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). These include higher LDL-C level, obesity, type 2 diabetes, hyper- tension, smoking, inactivity, and elevated serum homocysteine level. Moderate alcohol intake has long been known...