Boosting omega-3 fatty acid intake helps to preserve brain health and improve cognition in middle age, a new study reports. For those with the Alzheimer's associated APOE4 gene, omega-3 fatty acid intake was associated with greater hippocampal volume and less small vessel disease.
Higher levels of the inflammatory C-reactive protein were discovered in older breast cancer survivors who experienced cognitive issues. The study is one of the first long-term assessments linking chronic inflammation to cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors.
Researchers have designed a new model of life expectancy that's based less on disease diagnosis, and more on other factors including cholesterol levels and lifestyle.
Loneliness, restless sleep, and unhappiness have a significant effect on biological aging, a new study reports.
A new mortality prediction model for older patients with Alzheimer's disease can help medical professionals and families determine the best course of action for end-of-life care.
Using artificial neural networks to analyze neuroimaging data, researchers are able to accurately determine biological age.
Study sheds new light on how normal variations in dietary patterns affect human aging, longevity, and overall health.
Dementia risk was 69% higher in older adults who slept for more than 8 hours per night, and 2 times higher for those who went to bed before 9 pm.
Middle-aged people who experience at least one nightmare a week are four times more likely to experience cognitive decline during the following decade. Older adults who experience weekly nightmares are twice as likely to develop dementia. The association is much stronger for men than women.
Teenagers with problematic alcohol use are more likely to experience poorer health and worse life satisfaction during their mid-thirties.