Month: August 2022

The Gut Microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease

August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Info

The human gastrointestinal tract is home to a diverse and dynamic population of microorganisms known as the gut microbiota or the microbiome. The microbiome influences many organs and body systems beyond the gut, including the brain via the gut-brain axis. Recent evidence has found that the gut microflora play a role in the bidirectional ...

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Healthy Habits to Prevent Dementia

August 12th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Although Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias have long been considered non-preventable and even an inevitable consequence of ageing, recent findings indicate a downtrend in the prevalence of dementia in Western countries. This might be the result of improved management of modifiable risk factors. This is hopeful as it indicates there ...

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Diet to Prevent Dementia

August 8th, 2022 | Posted in Info

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. It affects up to 20% of individuals over 80 years of age. It is a complex disease involving chronic neuro-inflammation and neurodegeneration, characterized by beta-amyloid plaques, dysfunctional tau protein and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. AD is a slowly progressive disease ...

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