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Make new neurons, even at an advanced age

A post-mortem analysis of brains from elderly individuals has revealed the presence of new neurons formed within the hippocampus (the seat of memory). These new neurons are, however, absent in people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that a deficit in neurogenesis, the formation of neurons, could contribute to the development of this disease. Download the column

2019-07-30T16:52:14-04:0029-Jul-2019|Tags: , , , |

How to live an extra 12-14 years

An important population study on 123,129 subjects has shown that those who abstain from smoking, keep a healthy weight, eat a healthier diet, do 30 minutes of physical activity per day and moderately consume alcohol can increase their life expectancy by 12-14 years, by reducing their risk of dying from cancer by 65% and their risk of cardiovascular diseases by 82%. Download the column

2018-05-10T09:15:53-04:007-May-2018|Tags: , , , |