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Premature Menopause may effect Cognitive Function in the long term

 

Brain Changes in College Football Players Raise New Concerns

  Longevity gene may boost
brain power

Premature Menopause

According to new study of over 4,800 women, premature menopause may be associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function.

Premature menopause refers to menopause at or before 40 years of age. The average age of menopause is around 50 years in the Western World.

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American Football


The brains of college football players are subtly different from the brains of other students, especially if the players have experienced a concussion in the past, according to an important new brain-scan study.

While restrained in its conclusions, it adds to concerns that sports-related hits to the head could have lingering effects on the brain, even among the young and healthy.

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Longevity Gene

A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory.

A finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.

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Atypical form of Alzheimer's disease may be present in more patients than thought  

Can Young Blood Reverse
Aging in Old Mice?

  Exploring genetics behind Alzheimer's resiliency

Brain

A subtype of Alzheimer's disease has been identified by neuroscientists that they say is neither well recognized nor treated appropriately. The variant, called hippocampal sparing AD, made up 11 percent of the 1,821 AD-confirmed brains examined by researchers, suggesting this subtype is relatively widespread in the general population.

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Anaemia

A new study has found that something, or some things, in the blood of young mice has the ability to restore mental capabilities in old mice.

If the same goes for humans, it could spell a new paradigm for recharging our aging brains, and it might mean new therapeutic approaches for treating dementias such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Genetics

Autopsies have revealed that some individuals develop the cellular changes indicative of Alzheimer's disease without ever showing clinical symptoms in their lifetime. Additionally, memory researchers have discovered a potential genetic variant in these asymptomatic individuals that may make brains more resilient against Alzheimer's.

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Heart health in young adults tied to later dementia risk  

Carotid narrowing may be linked to memory and thinking decline

 

Lower IQ and poorer cardiovascular fitness in teen years may increase risk of
early-onset dementia

Exercising

One of the first long-term studies into Alzheimer's disease checked over 3,330 '18 to 30-year-olds' every two to five years and found that young people who keep their hearts healthy may be less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's in later life.

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Thinking and Memory Decline

The narrowing of the carotid artery may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking, and decision-making, according to research presented at last week's American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Philadelphia.

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Study based on conscription

Men who at the age of 18 years have poorer cardiovascular fitness and/or a lower IQ may increase the risk of developing dementia before the age of 60.

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