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Marijuana Decreases Brain Blood Flow, Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Discriminative Properties of Hippocampal Hypoperfusion in Marijuana Users Compared to Healthy Controls: Implications for Marijuana Administration in Alzheimer’s Dementia Background: Few studies have evaluated the impact of marijuana use on regional cerebral blood flow. Objective: To determine whether perfusion in specific brain regions on functional neuroimaging, including those affected by Alzheimer’s disease pathology, are abnormal…

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December 5, 2016
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New study explains the pathway between diabetes and Alzheimer’s

According to a new study published three days ago in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, an NYU researcher discusses the pathway between diabetes and Alzheimer’s. It have long been known that there is a strong association between the two conditions, but the details were unclear. This discovery can help guide healthcare providers and patients on…

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April 18, 2016
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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Dementia

A new study has confirmed an association between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — drugs that treat heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other acid-related disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract — and increased risk for dementia in older patients. An earlier study by the same researchers found the same connection between PPI use and dementia risk, although…

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March 3, 2016
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Preventing Neurodegenerative Diseases

As the aging population grows in the United States and other countries, neurodegenerative diseases are also increasing worldwide. The Alzheimer’s Association projects that the annual number of new cases of Alzheimer disease and other dementias will double by 2050.1 A survey of 1,600 Americans by the Alzheimer’s Association, published in Reader’s Digest, found that 91…

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August 17, 2015
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Omega-3 fatty acids showed potential to help aging brain

A study just published consisting of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease that found omega-3 fatty acidsshowed potential in helping prevent dysfunction of the aging brain. Here is more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants may be beneficial for Alzheimer’s disease. A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The…

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July 13, 2015