A Link Between Cholesterol & Dementia?

We are all largely familiar with good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and how cholesterol is a risk factor, or a possible precursor for many cardiovascular diseases. That said, what is less known is that cholesterol is, in effect, essential for the brain to function effectively. Healthy cholesterol has been shown to help improve memory retention and […]

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The Overlaps of Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s estimated that around 69 million individuals sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually, and over 1.4 million people attend A&E in the UK every year with a TBI. TBIs usually result in altered brain structure and function, and in cognitive problems like memory deficits, impaired social function, and decision-making difficulties. The severity of this […]

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Poor Cardiovascular Health Impairs Learning & Memory

Researchers at the Translational Genomics (TGen) Research Institute have carried out the largest study to date on the associations between smoking and cardiovascular disease on cognitive function. It has long been known that certain heart diseases increase the risk of dementia, such as diabetes and elevated blood pressure. Hence, it is not surprising that there […]

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