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How ApoE4 Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Since genetic testing has come into vogue, the ApoE4 protein has become famous or – should we say – infamous. Many people know that if they carry the gene, it increases their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by a factor of 10. ApoE4 affects the clearance of amyloid- beta, the plaque that builds up in… read more

Improve Cognition with Calorie Restriction and Blood Sugar Management

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As people age, they often experience memory loss, reduced concentration, and other cognitive problems. Diet and lifestyle, though, can improve cognitive performance and reverse some aspects of brain aging. Consider the world chess champion – chess genius, Viswanathan Anand, who in November will defend, his title against the highest rated player in chess history, Magnus… read more

Cognitive capabilities peak at 22 – for everybody?

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In 2010, the New York Academy of Scientists hosted a forward looking conference, Therapeutics for Cognitive Aging, which outlined how people age cognitively and interventions that may be able to prevent cognitive decline. The keynote speech, What is Cognitive Aging?, was made by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, from the University of Virginia. Dr. Salthouse will appear… read more