Researchers question the widely held belief that modern humans experienced an evolutionary decrease in brain size.
Mice fed a high-fat diet for 30 weeks were considerably more likely to develop diabetes, face cognitive impairments, and develop depression and anxiety. The mice with diet-induced cognitive impairment were also more likely to gain weight excessively due to poor metabolism caused by the brain changes.
Light-to-moderate regular alcohol consumption is linked to reductions in overall brain volume, a new study reports.
Longer and higher exposure to estrogen were associated with larger gray matter volume in middle-aged women.
Having at least one person you can rely on to listen to your concerns when you need to talk can help improve cognitive resilience and stave off cognitive decline associated with neurodegeneration and aging.
Researchers have identified 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in adults. The genes appear to be involved in brain development, vascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and some psychiatric conditions.
Older adults who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and nuts have greater brain volume, a new study reveals. Researchers say diet can influence brain shrinkage and the development of neurodegenerative diseases as we age.
According to a new study, people who have inflammation biomarkers in their blood during middle age are more likely to have increased brain shrinkage as they grow older. Researchers report the brain cell loss associated with inflammation was most prevalent in areas affected in Alzheimer's disease.
Typical agers lose brain volume twice as fast as SuperAgers, a new study reports.